Saturday, May 31, 2014

A Five-Year Report from the Pediatric AIDS Corps

By: Lewis First, MD, MS

In 2005, the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) created a global health corps—the Pediatric AIDS Corps (PAC) to provide clinical and educational programs to bring better AIDS care to parts of the world where it was most needed.
Students in the Central African Republic learning about HIV/AIDS
Photo by Pierre Holtz for UNICEF via Flickr

Schutze et al. (doi: 10.1542/ peds.2013-2938) have compiled five years’ worth of evaluative descriptive data combined with surveys of PAC physicians to help us better understand the importance of this remarkable program and the magnitude of its accomplishments in such a short period of time.

One comes away from this special article appreciating the global health work of the PAC and wanting to know more about how to expand its work even more—perhaps at a national level, given the positive outcomes being obtained. Journey with the PAC team by reading this five-year report and learning more.

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