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December 30, 2019

"We are incredibly proud of this group of caring and selfless young physicians who are ready to rise to the challenge of providing medical care to some of the world's poorest and least fortunate children and families," said Dr. Mark W. Kline, physician-in-chief at Texas Children's Hospital, chair of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and founder of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative. "It is an honor to send this first official class of the Texas Children's Global Health Corps to fulfill the shared mission and obligation of Texas Children's Center for Global Health ?? to provide needed medical care both for children in our own backyard and for those worldwide."

More than 8 million children die each year from largely preventable diseases like malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and tuberculosis.

The doctors with Texas Children's Global Health Corps will provide high-quality medical care to children and families and hands-on education and training for local health professionals. They head off to assignment sites in Africa after completing an intensive four-week training course in Houston focused on tropical and travel medicine and HIV/AIDS.  The first class of Texas Children's Global Health Corps includes: Dr. Anu Agrawal, Dr. Jason Bacha, Dr. Liane Campbell, Dr. Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Dr. Lauren Hall, Dr. Mogomotsi Matshaba, Dr. Allyson McKenney, Dr. Sarah Perry, Dr. Nicole Salazar-Austin, Dr. Shannon Shea and Dr. Elizabeth Weiner. You can learn more about the first class of twelve doctors and follow their mission on the Texas Children's Hospital blog.

SOURCE Texas Children's Hospital