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Global Health

Established in 2008, the Global Health committee is committed to improving the health of women and children in underserved, international communities. The committee charge is to identify effective strategies to increase The Society’s contributions to international healthcare efforts and to engage members of SMFM and partner organizations to participate in key programs dedicated to maternal and infant health.

SMFM's Global Health Committee is committed to improving the health of women and children in underserved international communities through:

  • International member sponsorship program that waives member dues fees for those practicing in low-income countries. New international members are encouraged to apply for membership here.
  • Recent and upcoming Global Health webinars
  • Developing ways promote junior international researchers through a mentorship program where international junior researchers can be paired with MFMs for abstract development, and manuscript preparation
  • The Global Health online community– a helpful tool to keep the MFM industry across the globe connected in real time by sharing experiences and tips
  • Promotion of Queenan Fellowship – The Foundation for SMFM
  • Disseminating information in the SMFM international newsletters
  • Development of a virtual critical care obstetric course that is focused on LMICs
  • Active working groups that focus on significant topics in global health which include ultrasound education, clinical education, publication mentorship, research, communications, and membership

Global Health Committee Members
| Maria Small – Chair | Martha Tesfalul – Vice-Chair |
| Elizabeth Stringer – Immediate Past-Chair  | Helen Feltovich – Board Liaison |
| Homa Ahmadzia | Christopher Enakpene | Diane Wolfe | Leonardo Pereira | Lucie Moravia
| Philip Greig | Washington Hill | Abdulfetah Abdulkadir Abdosh | Adetola Louis |
| Alireza A. Shamshirsaz | Andrei Rebarber | Angela Ranzini | D'angela Pitts | 
| Heather Link | Olubukola Adesina | Peter Napolitano | Rasha Khoury | Oluyemi Aderibige |  
| Frank Williams | Patterson Mwakio | Yvonne Butler Tobah | Mauricio La Rosa de los Rios |  
| Ukachi Emeruwa | Garfield Clunie  | Nicole Poritsanos | Eman Alsulmi | Donna Dixon-Townsend |
| Herbert Peterson  | Tim Johnson | Jorge Tolosa | Doris Chou|

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