Our Vision and Mission
The unique Science Health Education (SHE) Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will empower the health care community in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to establish best practices in public health and medicine – stabilizing and strengthening the fabric of conflict-torn societies through health.
As a collaborative hub, the Center will promote research and capacity-building through international training and scientific investigation – creating synergies between MENA health care professionals and the Dana-Farber community.
To draw upon the Dana-Farber and Harvard Medical School communities to:
- Promote best practices in medicine, scientific research, and standardization of health practices, with an emphasis on collaborative research to ensure long-term success in the MENA region.
- Build the capacity of female clinicians, health care providers, and scientists in the MENA region to become agents of improvement, and build community-specific solutions to problems facing their local patient populations.
- Make science, innovation, and health care improvements in the MENA region tangible by addressing infrastructure and capacity gaps through engagement, empowerment, and collaborative efforts.
- Establish a two-way dialogue and training between scientists and health care providers in the MENA region and the Dana-Farber/Harvard community.