The Yale Pediatric Residency Global Health Track is designed to support resident interest in international health, immigrant health, and health inequities. We offer a 2.5 year mentored curriculum open to all Yale Pediatric and Med-Peds residents. Within the curriculum, residents may focus on public health, community pediatrics, medical education or research with the end goal of becoming active participants in the global health community regardless of their chosen career path.
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A call for volunteers to be contributing editors to the article abstract issues of the SOICH Newsletter
The responsibility of a contributing editor is to review the medical literature in both domestic and foreign journals for sentinel articles on a designated topic. After selecting that most important article, write an abstract of approximately 350 words and a commentary of approximately 250 words explaining why you felt the article you chose was important. Your commentary should contain additional information, not just rehash the article and if possible, should site a couple of references that are relevant to the article and your commentary. Send a picture to go with the article to attract attention to your submission.
The commitment is for three years and during that stretch you would submit a review about every 6 months or a total of five (5) articles and commentaries that would be published in the Newsletter.
The topics to be covered have been chosen (others can be added) and are divided into two units.
A. Topics affecting child survival
2. Acute respiratory infections
3. Diarrheal diseases
4. Water and sanitation
5. Slums and how living in slums affects a child’s health and urban health issues
11. Injuries and poisonings
B. Health care delivery and health systems such as management and finance, monitoring and evaluation, drug supplies/essential drugs, laboratory challenges in resource poor settings, equipment and supplies.
C. International child health policies, reports, and initiatives from UNICEF (e.g., State of the World’s Children), WHO, World Bank, USAID, NGOs.
D. Topics addressing problems faced by survivors of the first five years of life.
1. Chronic problems such as obesity and Type II Diabetes
2. Maternal health and social issues
3. Female and maternal education
4. Mental health issues such as early detection of behavior problems, drug and alcohol use, attention deficit disorder and depression
5. Social problems such as child abuse and neglect, child labor, child soldiers, child sexual exploitation and trafficking, street children
6. Refugees and migration
7. Poverty (influence in child and maternal health, micro-enterprise)
8. Health Promotion and Education such as community health projects, health worker education
9. Cultural practices affecting child health
10. How climate change might affect a child’s health
E. Children’s Rights Success Stories.
If you are interested in being a part of the Newsletter and contributing in this way, please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org
and also indicate which topic is of most interest to you.