Pediatric Global Health Program
The Pediatric Global Health Program was formalized in the fall of 2021 by Drs. Aneji and Tebo with the goal of expanding the department’s global health efforts in a unified manner. Global Health is an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving health equity for all people worldwide. As demonstrated by the outbreaks of HIV, SARS, Ebola, COVID, and monkeypox over the past several decades, our patients’ health and well-being is strongly affected by the collective health of the global community. Therefore, we must engage with health systems and patients worldwide to improve the health of our patients, both near and far.
Many people often associate global health with medical work performed internationally, but it also applies to a large cross-section of our local patient populations. Houston is the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the United States with at least 145 languages spoken and at least 90 nations represented in the city. By providing additional training, the Pediatric Global Health Program supports the department’s clinicians as they work with global patient populations each day in our clinics and hospitals.
To provide better healthcare for every child through innovative training and empowering of UTHealth Pediatricians.
The mission of the Pediatric Global Health Program is to improve global childhood health through high quality clinical care, education, research, advocacy, and interdisciplinary global collaborations.