Pediatric medicine has a proud history of innovation. From the discovery of Ignaz Semmelweis that hand washing could prevent disease in obstetric patients to the development of the first vaccine for small pox by Edward Jenner, historically; pediatric medicine has been at the forefront of medical innovations that have improved care for patients of all
People developing pediatric medical devices, drugs, and technologies face daunting barriers: The market is small and dispersed. Our healthcare financing model does not reflect the true economic value of investing in children’s health. There are unique engineering design and regulatory hurdles. Companies and investors look elsewhere for opportunities because they don’t anticipate an adequate return.
Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) is a recently defined constellation of findings consisting of physical, cognitive and mental health issues affecting survivors of critical illness. These are not new problems but have previously been viewed in isolation, and their prevalence unrecognized. With increasing survivorship these issues are becoming more prevalent, and with improving data sources
Major global health initiatives have come to recognize that their potential for success is inherently tied to the nature and performance of local political institutions and governance. Civil conflict, the rule of law, and the adequacy of state institutions to provide basic public goods are increasingly defining the trajectories of virtually all health-related indicators including