Global Child Health

Malnutrition. HIV. Measles. How do these and other diseases affect children, the most vulnerable population worldwide? What contributes to poor child health among low-and middle income countries and what can be done to alleviate it?

This course will introduce key challenges to the health and wellbeing of children worldwide, with a particular focus on children in low- and middle-income countries. It will review the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, identify interventions to address some of the biggest child health problems, and provide an overview of the roles of culture, gender, and civil society on child health and health policy.

Explore these questions and more in the new Winter 2015 course, HumBio 124C: Global Child Health. Learn what can be done by physicians and NGO leaders from the clinical level to the policy level. Guest lecturers include experts in pediatric infectious disease, oncology, and public health. The course is co-taught by Drs. Bonnie Maldonado (Director of Global Child Health at Stanford) and Saraswati Kache (Director of Pediatric Global Health Education). (4 credits)