|Children First: A Success Story of Collaboration between Pediatric Hospitals in Mexico and Canada|
In 1997, the Oaxaca Children's Hospital in Mexico and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Canada initiated a twinning partnership at a time when the Oaxacan facility was just beginning to establish itself as a pediatric care center. Ten years of intense cooperation, based on a bilateral flow of clinical and administrative knowledge and incorporating human resources training and institutional capacity-building approaches, have followed. In the last two years, with support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Health Canada, the spirit of cooperation between the two hospitals has been further galvanized as the scope of activities underway has deepened and secured important new ground. This article will highlight the most important of these accomplishments.
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