Development of a Global Pediatric Orthopedic Outreach Program in Ecuador Through Project Perfect World: Past, Present, and Future Directions

Eric Fornari, Richard M. Schwend, Jacob Schulz, Christopher Bray, Matthew R. Schmitz

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Global health delivery is a complex initiative requiring dedicated personnel to achieve a successful program. To be most beneficial, global health delivery should focus on cultural competence, bidirectional education, and capacity building through direct and purposeful means. The authors present the expansion of their global health delivery program in Ecuador focusing on the evolution of the program from a medical mission trip to a multilayered program that helps foster engagement, education, and learning while helping children who might not otherwise have access to care, along with future directions and potential methods to decrease the need for such initiatives in Ecuador.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-225
Number of pages7
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020



  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Global health
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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