Global Health Handbook

During her pediatric residency at UNC, Dr. Bjornstad lead the initiative to create a comprehensive handbook for pediatricians working in sub-Saharan Africa with the contributions of many other UNC Department of Pediatrics faculty and fellows mentioned in this document. The book is titled:

North Carolina Children’s Global Health Handbook: a pediatrician’s guide to integrating IMCI guidelines in sub-Saharan Africa

The North Carolina Children’s Global Health Handbook offers a resource and guide for residents and healthcare providers teaching pediatrics in the developing world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Incorporating World Health Organization guidelines as laid out in the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) this handbook is geared for medical education of students and interns. It is intended for residents and providers from foreign institutions visiting developing countries but also may be used by local staff. The volume does not provide an exhaustive list of pediatric conditions nor an in-depth explanation of conditions. Rather, the handbook is meant to provide an easily accessible reference for healthcare educators and providers and should not replace local guidelines or clinical judgment.
Major topics: emergency management, neonatal period, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, genetics, hematology & oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, respiratory, testing resources, and immunization schedules

this book was published by the UNC Department of Pediatrics with funding from the Office of International Activities and the Roberts Fund.