Global Health Pathway

The Global Healthcare Initiative is an institution-wide program to support the activities of faculty, residents and staff who are committed to improving the care of children in resource-limited setting. Monthly meetings occur on the 2nd Thursday at 2p in the PICU conference room. Anyone interested in global health is welcome to attend.

The goal of the Pediatric Resident Global Health Pathway is to prepare pediatric residents for careers that are focused on or include the care of children who are living in resource-limited settings or have recently lived in resource-limited settings. The objectives are to provide safe, effective and relevant experiences for pediatric residents that are directly applicable to the goals and to increase resident awareness of health issues facing children living in resource-limited settings countries.

Current initiatives include helping to decrease neonatal mortality in Haiti through NRP instructions and ongoing teaching teleconferences related to neonatal care. There is also a 2-4 week elective for PL2 or PL3 Pediatric residents to volunteer at a small urban general hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti called Hospital Bernard Mevs and Project Medishare (HBMPM). Haiti is a poor developing country that has some of the worst health indicators in the Western Hemisphere. For pediatric patients there is a 4-bed triage unit, a 2-bed ER, a 14-bed pediatric ward, a 4-bed Neonatal unit and a 3-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The pediatric census ranges from a total 14 to 20 patients. There are 2 full time pediatric faculty at HBMPM. A pediatric residency was started in October 2013.

If you have any questions please contact the pathway coordinator Adam Silverman at asilverman@connecticutchildrens.org

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Medical Education, 4H, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106