International Child Health

The Committee on International Child Health

The Committee on International Child Health was formed in 2004 and welcomes pediatricians with an interest in issues related to global child health. The Committee has developed a relationship with a hospital in Zumbahua, Ecuador, a remote town in the high Andes. This site provides an opportunity for residents and pediatricians from both academic and practice settings to work in clinical care, teaching and collaborative research. We are working with local health care providers on a program to both research and treat existing malnutrition as well as provide general medical care in this high, indigenous region.

Most of the pediatric residency programs in Massachusetts are developing interest groups and curricula in international child health, and have residents working abroad in a number of different developing countries. We are working to promote communication and collaboration so that, as possible, these sites might be accessible to pediatricians and pediatricians in training across the state.

The Committee is providing a forum for these groups to share what they are learning, and foster the growing interest in global health issues among physicians in training. We also meet on occasion with the MMS Global Medicine Committee to share speakers as well as ideas.

Anyone interested in being added to the International Committee listserv should contact Cathleen Haggerty at 781-895-9852 or via e-mail at We meet roughly five times a year at 6:30 pm in Waltham, on varying evenings. Co-Chairs – Drs. Sheila Morehouse and David Norton

Ti moun Annou li! Reach Out and Read Project in Haiti

The MCAAP International Committee is starting to become involved in a Reach out and Read Program (Ti Moun Annou li) being developed in Haiti. This venture involves pediatricians from other AAP Chapters and Partners in Health. If you would like to make a donation specifically to the Ti moun Annou li! Reach Out and Read Project in Haiti, please send a check made out to the Pediatric Foundation of Massachusetts and on the memo line of the check, write “Ti moun Annou li!” You may send your check to the MCAAP, c/o Cathleen Haggerty, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451. If you paid via PayPal, please contact Cathleen Haggerty at to indicate that the funds you

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