Partners for Pediatric Progress is a project that began as part of an initiative within the
Program in Global Health via the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Their goal is
to make a global network of relationships so that there can be an exchange of training
support and clinical experience for those participating. In 2008, the Facultad de Medicina
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (EUM), at the Central Hospital of Maputo in Mozambique
became the first partnership.
Mozambique has high numbers of individuals under the age of 18 that suffer from fatal
neonatal conditions and high mortality rates, thus creating an urgent need for a program
like Partners for Pediatric Progress. With less than 20 pediatricians in the country itself,
there are no specialty trained pediatric surgeons and specialists to choose from. Partners
for Pediatric Progress conducted various surveys of the level of need for the area. The
organization is committed to sending the required number of medical specialists ranging
from pediatricians to surgeons to Maputo to assist in training and working with other
medical staff who are established there.
Write up on Partners for Pediatric Progress (p3) compiled by Maya from documentation provided by
Dr Todd Lee Miller