Child health in low-resource settings: Pathways through UK paediatric training

Anu Goenka, Dan Magnus, Tanya Rehman, Bhanu Williams, Andrew Long, Steve J. Allen

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    UK doctors training in paediatrics benefit from experience of child health in low-resource settings. Institutions in low-resource settings reciprocally benefit from hosting UK trainees. A wide variety of opportunities exist for trainees working in low-resource settings including clinical work, research and the development of transferable skills in management, education and training. This article explores a range of pathways for UK trainees to develop experience in low-resource settings. It is important for trainees to start planning a robust rationale early for global child health activities via established pathways, in the interests of their own professional development as well as UK service provision. In the future, run-through paediatric training may include core elements of global child health, as well as designated 'tracks' for those wishing to develop their career in global child health further. Hands-on experience in low-resource settings is a critical component of these training initiatives.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)898-901
    Number of pages3
    JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013


    • Child
    • *Child Welfare
    • Developing Countries
    • Education, Medical, Graduate/*organization & administration
    • Foreign Medical Graduates/organization & administration
    • Global Health
    • Great Britain
    • Humans
    • *International Educational Exchange
    • *Medically Underserved Area
    • Pediatrics/*education


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