At MedGlobal we are committed to advancing refugee health through education programs.


Helping Babies Breathe:
Master Trainer Course

MedGlobal Day Conference

Helping Babies Breathe (HBB), an educational program using basic interventions to provide newborn resuscitation, has been developed to reduce preventable newborn deaths.  HBB is an inter-agency evidence-based educational program developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and global partners to teach neonatal resuscitation techniques specifically for resource-limited settings. It is a global curriculum based on adult learning theory, incorporating simulation and paired learning. Implementation of HBB has been shown to reduce neonatal mortality and fresh stillbirths in resource-limited settings.  HBB courses are taught as Master Trainer (MT) courses, meaning upon course completion, course participants are capable of teaching how to teach HBB, as a “train-the-trainer” model.

Are you a nurse, midwife, medic, doctor, or student of these disciplines? Would you like to join the MedGlobal team by bringing lifesaving neonatal care to needy places around the world?

Then join our first HBB Master Trainer course April 18&19, 2020 in Washington DC, led by Master Trainer, Harriet Hawkins, RN, Resuscitation Educator, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and our diverse team of Master Trainers.

April 18-19

Location: Washington DC (exact location TBD)
Time: 8am-5pm both days

Cost to participate: $300*

By donating the training fee you are helping to support our programs.

*Please note, each participant will need to purchase a personal training kit to use at the course. There are “light skin and “dark skin” mannequin options available.


Point-of-Care Ultrasound:
Master Trainer Course

MedGlobal Day Conference

Looking to develop your skills in point-of-care ultrasound? Join MedGlobal for an exciting, high-yield, hands-on session on everything you needed to know but were afraid to ask (or scan) about POCUS.

This introductory course is aimed at getting your feet wet (and your hands full of ultrasound gel) as we delve into the basics of POCUS, including machine function and image acquisition as well  as cardiac, lung, abdomen and large vessel interpretation. Content will be delivered through a combination of bursts of didactics followed by skills stations designed to be fun, interactive and most importantly clinically relevant.

In order to optimize dedicated instruction, space will be limited, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible.

April 18

Location: Washington DC (exact location TBD)
Time: 8am-5pm

Cost to participate: $1000

By donating the training fee you are helping to support our programs.

MedGlobal Education

At MedGlobal, our team is committed to the advancement of refugee health through targeted education programs offered to medical students, volunteers with a passion to serve, and frontline healthcare providers with various education initiatives. The education programs focus on capacity building at the country-level and preparing healthcare professionals to tackle challenges in refugee health.

Student Medical Education


With a growing interest in global health electives for students and residents, MedGlobal is preparing refugee health electives, which will be delivered through online training and field immersive experiences. This program will be a 2-4 week elective, beginning in Summer 2020 and led by our diverse team of physicians.

MedGlobal also supports students who are pursuing research projects at specific sites. This is a unique opportunity for students considering global and refugee health for their career paths. Contact us at for more information.

Volunteers in Education

MedGlobal volunteers are actively participating in education initiatives during medical missions. Through community awareness sessions, promotion of patient education, and CME of local providers, volunteers have contributed to MedGlobal’s mission to promote education in our programs globally. 

If you are interested in pursuing education through volunteer work, join our network of volunteers.

Continued medical education for international healthcare professionals

MedGlobal is committed to improving the quality of care delivered at international sites with our local partners. Over the last year, our teams have delivered several training programs including Helping Babies Breathe, Advanced Trauma Life Support, ultrasound training infection control, diabetes management, as well as specialized training in surgical techniques. MedGlobal is continuously developing continued medical education and training programs through partner universities and organizational affiliations. Contact us for more information on how to collaborate with MedGlobal.
We are able to serve and support communities because of the support from our partners