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Global Health Education—Global Health Programs: Rodney Finalle

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A Global Response: Pediatric global health fellowship

Rodney Finalle, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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  • 1. A Global Response; Pediatric Global Health Fellowship Rodney Finalle, MD Director of Global Health April 5, 2009
  • 2.
    • 2 Billion Children Live in the World
      • 3% live in the USA
      • 90% live in developing countries
      • 40% of population of the developing world are children
    • MDG #4
      • Reduce under 5 mortality by 2/3
    Pediatric Global Health 30,000 children die every day from preventable causes
  • 3.
    • Improve children’s health in poor communities, in poor countries.
    • Cross Disciplines
    • Truly Collaborative
    • Focus on Early Childhood
    • Bridges Academic with Health System Response
    Global Health at CHOP 30,000
  • 4.
    • Dominican Republic
    • Partnership in 2004
    • Bateyes communities: No access to clean water, plumbing, food, or healthcare
    • Migrant poor families surviving on $1 per day per person
    Global Health Partners 30,000 Botswana Partnership in 2007 Grew out of an Academic Collaboration (UPenn) Ravaged by the AIDS Pandemic and Tuberculosis Focus on AIDS, TB, Malnutrition and nursing
  • 5.
    • CHOP Doctors, nurses, therapists working in partner communities
    Global Health Allies “… bringing our local expertise global, and bringing our global experiences back to our local workplace.” 30,000
  • 6.
    • Institutional Buy-In
    • Friends in high places
    • Align with the future
    • Malpractice
    • Reassurance and organization
    • Risk
    • Real vs. Perceived
    • Scheduling
    • Flexibility
    • Funding
    • No stone left unturned
    • International
    • Communication, commitment and collaboration
    Institutional Challenges & Responses 30,000
  • 7.
    • The Concept: A Pediatric Global Health Fellowship
    Global Health; Need for Leadership “… training future leaders in global health, an emerging field of academic study…” 30,000
  • 8.
    • The Traditional Academic Model, With a Twist!
    Global Health Fellowship 30,000 Clinical Care Education Research Advocacy
  • 9.
    • Two Years of Fellowship; Building Knowledge, Research and Leadership Skills
    • 50% Clinical Time
    • 50% Research and Education
    • Guided distance curriculum
    • Active faculty support and mentoring
    Global Health Fellowship Structure 30,000
  • 10.
    • What it is…and what it is not:
    • Infectious disease
    • Tropical medicine
    • Public Health
    • Environmental science
    • Advocacy
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Sociology
    Global Health Curriculum 30,000
  • 11.
    • International Sites
    • Engaged partners, MOH involvement
    • Supervision
    • In country and home institution
    • Distance Learning
    • Self guided, web enabled
    • Crossing Cultures
    • Selection of appropriate fellows, supporting capacity locally in partner communities
    • Feedback and Mentoring
    • Support mechanisms (academic and personal), professional development
    Global Health Fellowship Unique Features 30,000
  • 12.
    • Global (not defined by borders)
    • Health (as opposed to medicine)
    • Possibilities:
    • Community health campaigns
    • Analysis of public/private partnerships
    • Mobilization of communities to address disparities in care
    Global Health Fellowship Scholarly Activity 30,000
  • 13.
    • Focus on:
    • Medicine (i.e.: doctors)
      • Other health fields
      • Other non-clinical areas
    • US personnel
      • Address local professional development challenges
    • Us
      • Make capacity building a priority
    Limitations & Growth Opportunities 30,000
  • 14.
    • Possibilities
    • Child Mortality
    • Capacity Building
    • Enhanced Collaboration
    • Professional Development
    Fellowship Outcomes 30,000 … stay tuned!