Global health is big these days. So, you may be asking, what is “big?”
Geographically, it covers the entire world — including the United States. Socially, it goes well beyond working in a remote village in a low-income country for a few weeks or even years. Global health issues walk into nearly every pediatrician’s office every day.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about one in four children under age 18 in the United States has at least one foreign-born parent1. Nearly 44 million people in the United States are immigrants, and more than 1 million arrive in the United States each year2. It is increasingly likely that a child will come to a U.S. pediatrician with an…Read more