Global Health Elective Program

Duke residents abroad

Duke Ob/Gyn's Global Health elective program is a 4-6 week clinical experience at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania.

Time in Tanzania is filled with lectures, outpatient and inpatient experiences, a reproductive health clinic, cervical cancer screening clinic and high surgical volume.

Duke Ob/Gyn faculty member Emily Herfel, DO, MSc-GH, travels to Tanzania throughout the year in a clinical role and will be onsite at the start of the elective. 

Emily Herfel, DO, MSc-GH, with Ravyn Njagu, MD
Emily Herfel, DO, MSc-GH, with resident Ravyn Njagu, MD 

The partnership with the Duke and KCMC Ob/Gyn departments is longstanding and projects include mentorship in resident research projects, development of GYN tumor board, education lectures and capacity building of clinical and surgical skills. 

Hear from Faculty and Residents about the Global Health Elective Program

Flags in front of KCMC
The group in front of Kilimanjaro National Park
Surgeons operating abroad