UofL Department of Pediatrics in Tamale, Ghana

The beginning of the International Pediatrics Program in the Tamale Teaching Hospital was understandably grim. Almost 70 percent of the residents in Northern Ghana live below the poverty line. Almost 50 percent of its children – especially girls – have little or no education.

One of the visiting doctors with the program, Dr. Tania Condurache, director of global health education for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville, first became acquainted with the international program when it was focused on her native Romania more than 20 years ago.

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