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International Collaborations

SPARK has established international partnerships with several organizations serving orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. These partnerships have been developed with the intent of providing a professional platform to facilitate the bilateral exchange of best practice approaches with vulnerable pediatric populations; culturally enrich staff at all professional levels; promote new ways of learning; as well as to integrate innovative, altruistic psychosocial and educational learning opportunities for the children at SPARK.

Recent examples of SPARK’s international collaboration have included sending a SPARK staff member to help shape neurodevelopmental, psychotherapeutic and child development activities within a Pediatric Centre of Excellence for HIV Care in Zambia and partnering with the Namugongo Fund for Special Children (NFSC) in Uganda through fundraising efforts, joint research, knowledge exchange, hosting opportunities and collaborations.

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Barbara Hughes
Program Coordinator / Director of Events
Call: 617.414.0502
Fax: 617.534.2057
Email: SPARK@bmc.org


Boston Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
The SPARK Center
(Supporting Parents & Resilient Kids)
255 River Street
Mattapan, MA 02126


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