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Gelila Goba, MD, MPH, FACOG

Director of the Global Women’s Health Fellowship, Associate Director of Academic Programs, Center for Global Health

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr. Goba has a major commitment to women’s health, both in Chicago and globally. She is the Director of our UIC Ob/Gyn’s Global Women’s Health Fellowship, and a core faculty member of the University’s Global Medicine (GMED) Program for medical students. Additionally, Dr. Goba established The Mela Project, a four-year OB/GYN Residency Program through Mekelle University in Ethiopia. Supported by the Chicago-based IDP Foundation, The Mela Project provides resident education, mentored research and OB/GYN faculty development in Mekelle. Many UIC faculty donate their time to this Project. The ultimate goal is to establish an “OB/GYN Center of Excellence” at Mekelle University. Under Dr. Goba’s leadership, The Mela Project is expanding regionally and beyond, to include South Sudan, Uganda, and Somaliland.