Duke Global Health Institute brings pediatric care to Guatemala
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Led by Henry Rice, a professor of pediatric surgery at the Duke Global Health Institute, a team of Duke Medicine and DGHI faculty members partnered with the Moore Pediatric Surgical Center in Guatemala City to provide pediatric surgical care and education over the last three years. The team includes surgeons, anesthesiologists, technicians and student trainees.
Rice began building relationships with a small group of pediatric surgeons in Guatemala while visiting frequently to build houses with his family. The project, which started as a smaller base effort, has now grown into a multi-faceted platform that involves education and research initiatives.