Global Pediatrics Program
Mission: To improve the health and wellbeing of children worldwide by bridging the gap in health care for children in developing nations with lifesaving, culturally appropriate solutions to treatable or preventable medical problems.
The Global Pediatrics Program (GPP) provides a forum for Children’s Hospital Boston physicians, scientists, and educators to share the wealth of their experience and to contribute their expertise to addressing children’s health problems globally. The program, directed by Dr. Judith Palfrey, coordinates and supports the activities of the Children’s Hospital Boston Department of Medicine faculty and staff. The program is focused on three central areas:
Working with partners around the world to create and implement innovative health care services targeted at major threats to child survival and well-being (for example, HIV/AIDS, inadequate newborn care, vaccine preventable diseases, and malnutrition).
Providing training, mentorship and technical assistance to physicians, nurses and others both at Children’s Hospital Boston and around the world who are preparing for leadership positions in child health and who intend to use their special skills and training to address global child health concerns.
Conducting clinical research on global health topics such as HIV/AIDS, pneumococcal infection, TB, malaria, child and adolescent disability and health care delivery in low resource settings.