Global Health Center

The Global Health Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia serves to promote children’s health across the globe, particularly among the most vulnerable in resource-limited settings. It has full-time staff based in two countries, the Dominican Republic and Botswana, as well as active collaborations in more than 15 countries around the world. There are multiple opportunities for clinicians and other staff to get involved in many countries as well as right here in the U.S, including global health fellowship opportunities.

A Generous $10 Million Gift Will Help Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Advance Global Pediatric Health for Vulnerable Children

Our Team

The Global Health Center team works to extend CHOP’s mission to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents in low- and middle-income countries.  Through bidirectional, mutually beneficial partnerships with global colleagues, we focus on providing excellent clinical care, and effective training, facilitating locally relevant high-quality research, and engaging in evidence-based advocacy. We leverage our team’s interdisciplinary expertise to collaborate with colleagues around the world.

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Irène Said Yes to Pediatrics

Irène Mathieu, MD, a resident in General Pediatrics and Global Health at CHOP, describes what led her to a residency in pediatrics.

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Impact of Global Health Center

Each year over 5 million children worldwide die before their fifth birthday due to preventable and treatable illnesses. CHOP's Global Health Center is changing this.

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