Lao Friends Hospital for Children
- Physical Address: Lao Friends Hospital for Children, Luang Prabang, Laos
The Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) is a teaching hospital located in the Luang Prabang that treats over 20,000 children per year. Residents rotated in the inpatient ward, the emergency department, the nursery, and the outpatient department, including taking supervisory night calls.
Mek’ele University/Ayder Referral Hospital
- Physical Address: Ayder Referral Hospital, Mek'ele, Ethiopia
Located in the Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia, Mek’ele University and Ayder Referral Hospital offered a unique opportunity for pediatrics residents from Washington University to care for patients. The 500-bed Ayder Referral Hospital has a general pediatric ward of approximately 75 beds, a 10-bed PICU, a 15-bed NICU, and a well-baby nursery.
Hospital Infantil Dr. Robert Reid Cabral / Centro de Obstetricia y Ginecologia
The primary emphasis of the rotation has been in the infectious diseases branch, where tropical infections such as cholera, leptospirosis, dengue, and chikungunya are commonly seen. Residents worked side-by-side with local medical students and pediatric residents, and had the opportunity to do some teaching as well.
Yangon Children’s Hospital
Yangon’s Children’s Hospital is the largest children’s hospital in Myanmar, has a capacity of 1000 beds, and is the major pediatric referral center for the country. It consists of an emergency department, inpatient wards, a 14-bed ICU, and space for outpatient visits (these often take place in the wards). Subspecialty services include neurology, nephrology (dialysis), cardiology, hematology-oncology, and pediatric surgery.