Advances in Pediatrics

Developing Leadership in Global Child Health

  • Kevin Chan
    Corresponding author. Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8.
    Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8

    Munk Centre for Global Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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      Twenty years ago, when I (the author, K.C.) was a young medical student, a little girl asked the group of us who were working in rural Malawi, “Why can you who have so much not help us who have so little?” Twenty years ago, the challenge was identifying health as an issue. I remember speaking at a meeting of leaders in Malawi in the late 1990s about the specter of HIV/AIDS affecting both men and women, and was told that the disease was something seen only in Western countries.
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