Partner Foundations

Texas Children’s Global Health Network was created by BIPAI in 1999 to catalyze pediatric and family HIV care and treatment and health professional training. The Network continues to be one of the largest providers of pediatric HIV care and treatment in the world. The scope of the Network has expanded with Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine to include tuberculosis, malnutrition, hematology and oncology, cardiology, emergency medicine, surgery and anesthesiology, and maternal health.

Leveraging diverse private and public funds, the Network has a strong reputation developing local clinical, technical and management capacity through mentorship and workforce training at all levels, from peer supporters to physicians, nurses and pharmacists, to administrative staff and executive leaders. Training and education efforts cover all facets of program implementation to enhance local leadership and program sustainability.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas Children’s Global Health Network shares extensive knowledge and expert technical assistance, staff presence and support for physical infrastructure with our implementing partners (Foundations) in Argentina, Botswana, Colombia, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Romania, Tanzania and Uganda. The Network operates 11 Centers of Excellence (COE) and 9 satellites for integrated maternal and child health services across three continents, including a tuberculosis center in Eswatini and maternal health center in Malawi.

There is strong affiliation and cooperation between the Foundations throughout the Network. They share best practices and findings from clinical and operational research that inform development of joint tools and programming across the Network. Network leaders are internationally recognized experts who regularly provide national and international technical and policy consultations. From producing tools for rapid expansion of pediatric HIV and TB services and demonstrating successful treatment outcomes to advocating for improved malnutrition treatments and guidelines for indigenous communities, the Foundations have influenced policy and best practices on national and regional levels in Romania, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

Physicians in the Texas Children’s Global Health Corps provide clinical care, technical assistance and mentorship at sites across the Network. These experts support the Network to create curricula tailored to the structure and priorities of the local health systems in each country. The Network has cumulatively trained more than 135,000 healthcare professionals across five continents. Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine further support the education of local pediatric and obstetric residents and fellows through unique partnerships with local academic partners.

The Global Health Network also connects U.S.-based residents and fellows to unique learning opportunities, including the one-of-a-kind Dr. Kelly DeScioli Global Child Health Pediatrics Residency program that offers an integrated 4-year training program with one year of clinical service at a global health site; the Global Women’s Health Residency training program; and fellowships in Global Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Global Women’s Health. Students in a graduate study program can participate in a Global Health Summer Internship program to gain an introduction to global health program administration and operations.

Texas Children’s Global Health Network leads efforts that advance healthcare equity through innovative collaboration in care, education and research globally.

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