Global Health Center

Dr. Huma Naqvi in Iraq

Dr. Huma NaqviDr. Huma Naqvi, Assistant Professor in the Arthur S. Abramson Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has just returned from her most recent trip to Iraq, where there is an overwhelming number of children with disabilities; most probably as a result of the years of war there.   One of the most common problems is cerebral palsy; there are also many children and adults trying to learn how to function with  amputations.  There is a great need for training of occupational, physical, and speech therapists and physicians, and for new rehab technologies and interventions, however, very little is available.

In addition to traveling there a few times, Dr. Naqvi has been conducting telemedicine training – live lectures and workshops for Iraqi physicians and medical students on pediatric rehabilitation procedures and interventions,  and using apps on her phone to receive videos of children that she then diagnoses and prescribes proper treatment for. Her goal is to develop a certificate program that could be offered to health care professionals in Iraq, to start helping some of  the thousands of children who need care.

Featured Video

Doctors Without Borders 2016  

5:00pm, Monday, 9/26 | Robbins
 Auditorium, Forchheimer

Film Screening, “Call Me Kuchu,” with an Intro by the Film’s Director 

5:30pm, Tuesday, 9/27 | Lower Ed Center, Forchheimer

Meet and Greet - Global Health Faculty and MS1 Students 

5:30pm, Wednesday, 9/28 | Lefrak Auditorium, Price Center/Block Pavilion 

Talk with Donald McNeil, NYTimes Global Health Writer 

5:30pm, Thursday, 9/29 | 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer

MS2 Panel – Talk with Students who Spent a Summer Abroad 

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