In collaboration with Bookgroup, a non-profit education research organization based in Karachi, Pakistan, we have initiated an internship program that enrolls young high school/college level students in the United States interested in learning about how they can become effective agents of change in the developing world.
One aspect related to global child advocacy will be the development and distribution of bilingual (Urdu-English) books among under-privileged children. This can potentially be used as a tool to spread health literacy in Pakistan.
Over time this program will be opened up to medical students, pediatric residents, and pediatric sub-specialty fellows.
Asad Mian, M.D., Ph.D.