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UNC Department of Pediatrics
Global Health Program

Mission Statement

The UNC Pediatric Global Health program seeks to train the next generation of pediatricians to be globally-minded, regardless of where they practice, to advocate for worldwide health equity and to improve the health of children in low-resource countries through research, education, and clinical care.


To be a leading site for training pediatricians in global health and to be the academic home of internationally recognized researchers in global health.

Global Health Pathway Open for Application – Due December 15

UNC offers a broad range of experiences in global health clinical care and research, as well as didactic activities covering myriad topics in the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and others. In order to enhance the professional development of Med-Peds, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine residents who are interested in pursuing global health careers, a Global Health Pathway was established and welcomed its first cohort in 2020. The Pathway includes four key components: mentorship, didactic curriculum, clinical experiences, and scholarship. Residents will receive a Distinction in Global Health at the completion of residency training.  More information is available on the Pediatric Education Global Health Pathway page.

Residents apply to the Pathway in fall of their Intern year to facilitate second year scheduling of clinical electives. Applications to the Pathway open on November 1. Application and instructions can be found here.  Applications are due on December 15. Residents will be notified of their acceptance in early January.


The UNC Pediatric Global Health team has developed a fund to promote scholarship for our GH learners!

Any learner (medical student, resident, or fellow) who is engaged in pediatric global health work may apply for a maximum of $1000 per year, to be used toward conference attendance for presentations, manuscript publications, or other support of their scholarly work. The funds will not be used toward travel. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and up to five awards will be made annually, with the decision made by the GH Finance committee.

Link to the Application

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Pediatric Global Health News

Global Health News Archive

  • Drs. Ngimbi and Thompson

    Hepatitis B Elimination in sub-Saharan Africa: Peyton Thompson Leads Kinshasa-based Research Team Paving the Way For Virus-Free Generations

    As the World Health Organization pushes to eradicate the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) by 2030, preventing vertical transmission is key, says Peyton Thompson, MD, MSCR, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. But despite widespread availability of effective childhood vaccines, HBV remains endemic throughout sub-Saharan Africa, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

  • Members of the UNC-Kinshasa School of Public Health Research Partnership

    Single Dose of Azithromycin Reduces Maternal Sepsis or Death

    A UAB-UNC School of Medicine collaboration found that a single oral dose of the common antibiotic azithromycin reduced the risk of maternal sepsis or death by 33 percent in women who delivered vaginally. UNC School of Medicine study leads were Melissa Bauserman, MD, MPH, Carl Bose, MD, and Jackie Patterson, MD, MPH.

  • Dr. Travis Wieland

    Global Health Forum: “The WHO’s Basic Emergency Care Course in Kenya”

    Pediatric Global Health Education THURSDAY, APRIL 15TH   12:00-1:00pm via Zoom OFFICE OF GLOBAL HEALTH EDUCATION’S GLOBAL HEALTH FORUM IS VIRTUAL* *Zoom secure link & password will be shared via email one day prior and the morning of the event with our global health listserv. Please check your inboxes. The recording will later be viewable on the OGHE website. The … Read more

  • Register for Spring 2021 Introduction to Global Child Health Course

    Pediatric Global Health Education Spring 2021 Introduction to Global Child Health Course Sponsored by the Children’s National Hospital (CNH) Pediatric Residency Program and Global Health Initiative (GHI), this course is intended for CNH pediatric residents but is also open to all residents, fellows, faculty, nurses, staff, and students outside of Children’s National Hospital. This course … Read more

  • Global Health Funding

    Resident Global Health Scholars Program Opportunity

    The UNC Office of Global Health is now accepting applications for the competitive 2021 Resident Global Health Scholars Program. Deadline: April 1, 2021 Two letters of Support deadline: April 15, 2021 Award Decision: May 1, 2021 Program Start date: July, 2021 The UNC Office of Global Health Education, in conjunction with UNC Office of Graduate Medical Education … Read more

  • 2021 Global Health Pathway Residents

    The Global Health Advisory Board is excited to announce the selection of the 2021 cohort of Global Health Pathway residents. They come from diverse backgrounds with a variety of experiences but are each committed to careers incorporating Global Health. They will join our current participants in a longitudinal program lasting at least two years consisting … Read more