Global Health Educator Scholarship

IDSC_0033 Mynak-Dejenen 2017, The APPD Global Health PEG was delighted to welcome the first two recipients of the APPD Global Pediatric Educator Scholarship, Dr. Mimi Mynak and Dr. Endale Tefara. Dr. Mynak is the head of pediatrics at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Referral Hospital, in Thimphu, Bhutan and started a pediatric residency program in 2014. Dr. Tefara is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Addis Abba University in Ethiopia who moved to Liberia during the Ebola crisis to help build a pediatric program there. Both recipients attended the APPD Spring Meeting, spoke at the GH PEG, and had an opportunity to participate in an educational exchange..

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We will be putting out a call for nominations for the 2018 Recipients in early fall, 2017.

Many pediatric educators from around the globe seek to improve child health by advancing pediatric education in their countries, but often lack access to the educational resources we enjoy through professional associations and conference attendance.   Our goal is to recognize pediatric educators who demonstrate early leadership in improving pediatric education in low and middle income countries, and to provide them with additional career development and/or networking opportunities by inviting them to attend the APPD Spring conference. We hope that by sharing educational resources and fostering collaboration with these colleagues that we will further the goal of ensuring the health and well being of all children everywhere.