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Urol Clin North Am. 2018 Nov;45(4):623-631. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2018.06.009. Epub 2018 Sep 7.

Pediatric Urology and Global Health: Why Now and How to Build a Successful Global Outreach Program.

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1
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 3rd Floor Wood Building, 3401 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia PA 19104, USA. Electronic address: vanbatavij@email.chop.edu.
2
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 3rd Floor Wood Building, 3401 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia PA 19104, USA.
3
Division of Paediatric Surgery, B.J. Medical College and Civil Hospital, Civil Hospital Road, Haripura, Asarwa, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380016, India.
4
Division of Pediatric Urology, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, 3333 Burnet Avenue #450, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA.

Abstract

Global health programs in pediatric surgical fields are needed more than ever to ease the global burden of congenital anomalies. Pediatric urology is an ideal field for global health programs because genitourinary diseases account for a large proportion of congenital diseases and access to surgical subspecialists is lacking in most low- and middle-income countries. By following several key guidelines with particular emphasis on team building, visiting and local team collaboration, long-term commitment, and surgical training, global health partnerships can lead to a sustainable model for increasing surgical capacity.

KEYWORDS:

Bladder exstrophy; Collaboration; Global medicine; Regionalization; Surgical coaching

PMID:
30316316
DOI:
10.1016/j.ucl.2018.06.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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