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Expand Education in Global Health: It is Time

  • Lynn C. Garfunkel
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    Address correspondence to Lynn C. Garfunkel, MD, Rochester General Hospital, MOB Suite 300, 1425 Portland Ave, Rochester, New York 14621.
    Affiliations
    Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric and Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatric Training Programs, University of Rochester and Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY (Dr Garfunkel); and Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Global Health Education Program, and International Adoption Medicine Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn (Dr Howard)
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  • Cynthia R. Howard
    Affiliations
    Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric and Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatric Training Programs, University of Rochester and Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY (Dr Garfunkel); and Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Global Health Education Program, and International Adoption Medicine Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn (Dr Howard)
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      In September, 2010, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) included in their strategic plan a commitment to improve global child health (GCH) by collaborating to advance curriculum, improve training, and advocate for better support (institutional, programmatic, financial) of GCH education, with an agreement that outcomes for best training practices be studied. Significantly, both the Federation of Pediatric Organizations and The Institute of Medicine have recently committed to improving global health care and education as well.
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      Committee on the U.S. Commitment to Global Health, Institute of Medicine. The U.S. Commitment to Global Health: Recommendations for the Public and Private Sectors. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2009. Available at: http://books.nap.edu/catalog/12642.html. Accessed February 4, 2011.

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