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Emily Kark examines child, while the mother and a nurse observe.

Courtesy Jeremy D. Kark, M.D., Ph.D.

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COMMUNITY HEALTH IN SOUTH AFRICA

Sidney and Emily Kark founded a health center in Pholela, an impoverished Zulu tribal reserve in the eastern province of Natal, South Africa. Their innovative approach inspired other projects around the world and helped shape the first community health centers in the United States.

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GUEST COLUMN

Dr. Jeremy Kark is the son of Sidney and Emily Kark, pioneering physicians who developed a model approach to community health in South Africa in the 1940s. He has answered these questions on their behalf.

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Based on an exhibition at the National Library
of Medicine

ONLINE ACTIVITIES & RESOURCES

ONLINE ACTIVITIES & RESOURCES

Test your knowledge of the world of global health in online activities, and take this topic into the classroom with resources for students and teachers.

DOWNLOADS

Hear more about global health topics from leaders and advocates featured in the exhibition.

GET INVOLVED

GET INVOLVED
Getting involved starts here. Find out what you can do to tackle the issues you care about.

VISIT

VISIT
The Installation at the National Institutes of Health has closed. See the Traveling Exhibition at a library near you.