In 2011, BIPAI announced the launch of the Texas Children's Global Health Corps as a successor to the Pediatric AIDS Corps. This new program expanded the scope of the Pediatric AIDS Corps beyond HIV/AIDS to include other diseases and conditions impacting child health and survival globally such as tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition, perinatal conditions, cancer and sickle cell anemia. Initially, the geographic focus of the program will be similar to that of the Pediatric AIDS Corps, but plans are in place to diversify over time to include sites and programs in Asia and Latin America.
Board-eligible or board-certified pediatricians, family practitioners, medicine/pediatrics graduates, internists, obstetrician/gynecologists and general surgeons.
Texas Children's Hospital Global Health Corps physicians are required to participate in a four-week pre-service training program offered in Houston, Texas each year in July. This training includes courses in HIV/AIDS and tropical medicine. The pre-service training is an approved certification course for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Applications for placements in 2018 – 2019 are now open. Please contact Patricia English for an application pack and to learn more about the work that Global Health Corps physicians do.