Together, Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine have responded to underserved communities in Houston, the surrounding region and the world since the hospital opened in 1954.
Today, Texas Children’s Global Health partners with more than 18 governments, UNICEF, USAID, CDC, WHO and many others, to share its expertise and best practices around the world. With a strong focus on sustainability, Texas Children’s places its professionals in resource-limited areas designed to improve the lives of children and women, including:
- Educating local physicians in the specialized care of children and mothers with HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB, cancer, blood diseases and other conditions
- Placing doctors in countries with severe shortages of pediatric subspecialists
- Providing maternal health services and expertise to help babies and their mothers survive and thrive.
- Helping governments set policies that affect maternal and child health
- Conducting ethical research into the treatment of childhood diseases in resource-limited settings
- Maximizing the benefits of its work through strategic partnerships
- Bringing physicians from other countries to Houston for specialized training in pediatric subspecialties
- Publishing educational resources for health professionals and families to improve knowledge of the care and treatment of childhood diseases everywhere
Texas Children’s Global Health aims to serve as a leader in creating viable, long-term health care solutions for children and mothers worldwide.