Global Public Health Diplomacy Experience
Since 2008, Oxford International Development Group (OIDG), a limited liability company in the state of Mississippi, USA, has been involved in facilitating mutually respectful, humanitarian cooperation with Iranian physicians and medical institutions.
In 2009, OIDG initiated collaboration with Iranian Primary Health Care (PHC) experts to adapt Iran’s internationally recognized rural PHC delivery model to impoverished regions of the Mississippi Delta. Over eight years the project generated positive international media coverage, including feature articles and news reports in the following press organizations and journals:
Global Health Matters/NIH Fogarty International Center
In 2013, OIDG began working with Swiss-based organizations, including the Graduate Institute of Geneva Global Health Policy Programme (Sixth High Level Symposium), GenevaServicesGroup, and Franklin University Switzerland (FUS) to develop and partner on OIDG's Iranian projects, which have OFAC specific transaction licenses. OIDG's current Iranian health diplomacy focus is medical training.