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Global Health Opportunities

Global health experience is increasingly important in the education of the next generation of physicians and medical leaders.

Photo of residents in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Above: Residents in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

The Global Child Health Program (GCHP) at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) aims to create sustainable partnerships that prioritize worldwide improvement of childrens' health.

The GCHP offers pediatric residents the opportunity to participate in global health initiatives, as well as vibrant educational activities at Dartmouth College. GCHP collaborations with Dartmouth College include the Center for Health Equity, Dickey Center for International Understanding and The Dartmouth Institute.

The three-year GCHP curriculum features 12 core lectures with quarterly didactic sessions, and utilizes Simulation Use in Global Away Rotations (SUGAR), a "simulation-based curriculum used to prepare medical providers for common challenges (both practical and emotional) faced when working in resource-limited settings" according to sugarprep.org. The GCHP also offers mentored reading, individualized learning, a bi-directional exchange component and away clinical and research opportunities at one of our key partnership sites in Tanzania, Haiti or Rwanda.

Photo of Amer Al-Nimr, MD and Paul Palumbo, MD, with visiting physicians from Haiti.

Above: Amer Al-Nimr, MD and Paul Palumbo, MD, with visiting physicians from Haiti.

DarDar Pediatric Program

The DarDar Pediatric Program (DPP) is a collaboration between the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. DPP provides care to HIV-infected children in a comprehensive clinic, and through a pediatric resident exchange program, offers participating residents optional clinical rotations with a local resident in sickle cell and HIV clinics, oncology, malnutrition, diarrhea, neonatal and general pediatrics units. CHaD residents also have the opportunity to work with and learn from a Dar MUHAS resident during visits to the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Visit the DarDar Health Programs website to learn more.

GCHP residents meet bi-monthly with Global Health faculty for constant communication, collaboration and mentoring. PL-2 or PL-3 residents have the opportunity to participate in either a domestic or international clinical rotation. International clinical rotations are available through partner sites in Rwanda, Tanzania and Haiti.

Global Child Health Bi-Directional Exchange Program

Through the Global Child Health Bi-Directional Exchange program, international physicians visit CHaD to participate in learning sessions, inpatient and outpatient observation, and present a one-hour resident lecture attended by faculty, pediatric residents and Geisel School of Medicine students.

Program Faculty

The faculty of the Global Child Health Program offer extensive experience in education, research and clinical service.

Media Coverage

GCHP faculty are active in research, education and other activities critical to a thriving Global Health program. Peruse the links below to learn about faculty activities and achievements.

More information

To learn more about the Global Child Health Program at CHaD, please contact:

Amer Al-Nimr, MD, FAAP

Director, Global Child Health Program
Section Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Phone: (603) 653-9666

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