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Women's Global Health Program

Faculty from Bahir Dar Tibebe Ghion and University of Iowa
Faculty from Bahir Dar Tibebe Ghion Specialized Hospital and University of Iowa Ob/Gyn department after signing of Memorandum of Understanding, Feb 12, 2020.

About Our Program

Faculty in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology are involved in projects throughout the world aimed at improving the health of underserved women and their communities through sustainable education, research, and clinical service, with local and international collaborators.

We envision a world where all women and girls receive comprehensive, high-quality health care enabled by well-trained, dedicated providers who benefit from an international exchange of resources and understanding.

Ongoing Projects

Global Health Projects

Clinical and Research Electives

Opportunities exist for medical students, Ob/Gyn resident physician, and Ob/Gyn fellow physicians to travel to our partner sites for clinical or research electives during their training.

Learn About the Process for Arranging Electives:

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Mary Rysavy, MD or Abbey Merryman, MD