Global Health Elective Sites
Palenque General Hospital, located in the town of Palenque (population 14,000) in northern Chiapas, serves as a referral hospital for many of the surrounding communities and is also involved in the PRONTO training project. Palenque General Hospital has a staff of obstetricians, anesthesiologists and pediatricians. Most deliveries are attended by general practitioners or interns. The closest referral hospital for intensive care is in Villahermosa. The hospital has been involved in the PRONTO emergency obstetric and neonatal training project led by Dr. Dilys Walker and her collaborators at the National Institute of Health in Mexico.
Kenyatta National Hospital has been expanded as a teaching site and is now clinically focused, providing exposure to the large community of infectious disease researchers based in Nairobi.
Kenyatta National Hospital is the University of Nairobi teaching hospital and is the largest hospital in Kenya. Maternal mortality has been reported to be as high as 1000 per 100,000 live births, and breast and cervical cancer are the leading causes of cancer death in women. Kenyatta provides comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic care for referral patients from all over Kenya, and provides a rich clinical learning opportunity.
Naivasha Hospital has a new maternity unit that is just being completed. Together with the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, this site is clinically focused and will have the potential to host residents from Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, and Medicine. It will also be supported and supervised by a UW Fellow in residence at Naivasha District Hosptial.