The role of pediatricians in global health

Parminder S. Suchdev, Cynthia R. Howard

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Ninety percent of the world's children live in low- and middle-income countries, where barriers to health contribute to significant child morbidity and mortality. The American Academy of Pediatrics is dedicated to the health and well-being of all children. To fulfill this promise, this policy statement defines the role of the pediatrician in global health and provides a specific set of recommendations directed to all pediatricians, emphasizing the importance of global health as an integral function of the profession of pediatrics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20182997
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2018

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