In February, Peter Grollman, MGA, vice president of Government Affairs, Community Relations & Advocacy, had the opportunity to visit CHOP's clinic in Consuelo, Dominican Republic.
"The visit to our clinic, called Ninos Primeros en Salud, made me even prouder to be a CHOP employee," said Grollman.
Opened in 2009, the clinic serves approximately 450 children, mostly living in "bateyes," or rustic dwellings for migrant workers who generally make less than $2 per day harvesting sugar cane
David N. Pincus Global Fellow Maria Dunn, MD, treats patients at this and another clinic that CHOP supports, in partnership with The Pincus Family Foundation, in La Romana.
"It was particularly moving to pull up to the clinic and see someone wearing a CHOP ID badge over 1,500 miles away from our Main Campus," said Dunn. "It was just illustrative of ways in which our mission spans the globe, something that all CHOP employees have in common, no matter where we work."
CHOP clinicians and their partners in the Dominican Republic have made considerable progress in improving vaccination rates, reducing instances of malnutrition, and more, over the years.
Learn how CHOP advocates for children's health around the world through our Global Health Center.