Texas Children's Global Health Corps sends physicians to our Network sites to provide care and treatment and build the capacity of local health workers to combat diseases and conditions impacting child health and survival globally.


Members of the Texas Children’s Global Health Corps (GHC) work at sites across sub-Saharan Africa to provide vital care to children and their families, while also training health professionals throughout their country of assignment. Physicians will be involved with program implementation, incorporating country and donor guidelines within the clinic setting. Members of the GHC will be involved in treating a wide variety of diseases and conditions impacting child health and survival globally, such as tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition, peri-natal conditions, cancer, and sickle cell anemia, in addition to HIV. Responsibilities will include seeing patients and their family members in clinic, training workers in the clinic, outreach work involving treatment and training in regions surrounding the clinic, and other clinic related duties as assigned. There will likely be research collaboration opportunities within the clinic setting, as well.


Board-eligible or board-certified pediatricians, family practitioners, medicine/pediatrics graduates, internists, obstetrician/gynecologists and general surgeons.

Pre-service training

GHC 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.

Interested applicants

Recruitment for GHC positions is currently open for the 2024/2025 academic year. Please contact Dr. Heather Haq for further information and application materials.

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