The Boston Children’s Hospital Global Health Program was founded in 2013 to gather global health practitioners from across the hospital into a multidisciplinary approach to our global work. As part of this initiative the program provides grant funding for residents. Residents can apply for grants of up to $3,000, $5,000 or $10,000. The Schliesman and Von L Meyer Funds are also specifically dedicated to fund oversees experiences of residents and several residents per year receive about $1,000 each for this purpose.
Recent Examples of Funded Research Projects
- Developing protocols for fever in patients with sickle cell disease in West Africa (Ghana)
- Qualitative research on community care of newborns (Tanzania)
- Pediatric and endocrine practice with Navajo Indians (New Mexico)
- Teaching neonatal resuscitations (Indonesia)
- Developing an OpenPediatrics cardiology module for residents (Rwanda)
- Evaluation of clinical outcomes and predictors of mortality in an acute care unit (Tanzania)
- Developing a code card for resident use (Tanzania)
- Research on neonatal care in the community (Indonesia)
- Diarrhea illness management and research (Bangladesh)
- Newborn care improvement at a periurban hospital in Nairobi (Kenya)
- Training nurses in neonatal resuscitation in rural Peru (Peru)
In the past few years, residents have also participated in rotations in Jamaica, India and South Africa.