Details below of forthcoming events and news items




We are pleased to announce this free online course from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine!

Integrated Healthcare for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Over this 3 week course, we will explore how to deliver appropriate, high-quality healthcare for children with development disabilities.

By the end of the course you will able to:

• Describe developmental disability and the impact of impairment on children and their families

• Explain how early intervention can improve long-term outcomes for children with developmental disabilities

• Identify the specialist and general healthcare needs of children with developmental disabilities

• Investigate the barriers and solutions to improve a child’s access to healthcare services

• Explore the importance of working in equal partnership with children and their families

• Reflect on the broader needs and fundamental rights of children with developmental disabilities

• Discuss how to collaborate with other service providers

Join the conversation on social media: Use the hashtag #FLhealthchilddisability to join social media conversations from across the globe.

Register for the course- CLICK here

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Summer School Utrecht

The University Medical Center Utrecht and the Amsterdam Medical Center offer a summer course on global child health.

The summer school is intended for master level students (medical, child health, global health and biomedical sciences), medical doctors and health researchers with an interest in perinatal and child health in a global context.

The summer school will provide a comprehensive overview on perinatal and child health in a global perspective.

The course will last one week (8-12 July 2019) and will be held in the University Medical Center Utrecht.

Please click here for further information.


Book Launch!

Launch of Oxford Textbook of Global Health of Women, Newborns, Children, and Adolescents

Editors: Delan Devakumar, Jenny Hall, Zeshan Qureshi, Joy Lawn

Venue: The Library, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT

Date: Wednesday 13th February 2019 – 17.45

This Oxford Textbook is the first comprehensive book on this topic, and is written by many leading experts from all over the world. Taking a life-course approach, the chapters start with adolescence, covering sexual and reproductive health, HIV, pregnancy, birth mental health, and much more. Child development is traced from conception through pregnancy, the newborn period, and into childhood and adolescence, with topics including newborn care, nutrition, infections, and injuries.

At the launch event we will hear from the editors, as well as from Professor Baron Peter Piot, the Director of LSHTM and Professor Anthony Costello, a renowned expert on maternal, newborn and child health and previous Director of the Department of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health at the World Health Organization. There will be refreshments and the book will be available for purchase at a significant discount. You can pre-order the book at 25% discount.

The event is free to attend but space is limited so please register at https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/launch-oxford-textbook-global-health-women-newborns-children-and-adolesents

Commission on Migration and Health

December 2018

Launch of the Lancet Commission on Migration and Health - have a look!

And an interesting article written by committee members from our Advocacy Group - have a look!

Global Compact for Migration

The ICHG’s submission to the Global Compact for Migration - have a look!

Winter Meeting 2018 - Thank You!

Our annual winter meeting 2018 was held on the 19th November at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool and what an inspiring day! Thank you to all our speakers and attendees in Malawi and Liverpool and a huge congratulations to the conference organisers!

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This years theme was 'Survive, Thrive and Transform'. Inspiring and enabling child health professionals to implement the WHO Strategy Survive, Thrive and Transform agenda in their practice, and to address it's goals through partnership and collaboration with colleagues from around the world. With a fantastic line up of speakers from across the globe, combined with practical workshops designed to upskill our members for action, this day was worth waiting for!


Urgent Vacancy - Doctor needed in Myanmar (25 September 2018)

An urgent call-out from RCPCH Global who are looking for a volunteer doctor to fill an unexpected vacancy in Myanmar. The start date is immediate.

Please see here for more information and contact Marcus Wooten at RCPCH for further information


ICHG Advocacy Award - Applications (Now Closed for this year)


Applications are now open for our annual advocacy award - deadline is 17th June 2018.   

We have £1500 available for any person or group working on advocacy work relevant to child global health. 

Please apply using this form. Any questions contact intchildhealth@gmail.com. 



Child Health Information for All (CHIFA)- Join now.

Please see the following or go to www.chifa.org for more details on this exciting group that ICHG is proud to support.

Click here for more details. 


RCPCH ETAT+ e-learning modules now live.

This is an excellent opportunity to familiarise yourself with World Health Organisation (WHO) paediatric guidelines and to gain experience of the ETAT+ resuscitation course free of charge. Click here for the modules.


Global Health Jobs UK is a specialist job-board that connects employers to professionals seeking job opportunities in Global Health. Please click here to find out more details about this innovative social enterprise start-up or go to: http://globalhealthjobs.co.uk/


RCPCH Global Links Volunteer Programme

RCPCH is recruiting doctors for 6 to 12 month clinical placements in hospitals across five partner countries: Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. The programme supports child health through training and mentoring local staff and transferring life-saving skills. RCPCH works with each paediatrician to develop specific placement objectives in collaboration with their local African counterparts. These objectives will be focused on improving the quality of local paediatric services, while enabling volunteers  to develop clinical leadership and managerial skills. Click here for more details.



The GHC is a register of paediatricians and other health professionals who are interested to engage in global child health, particularly in low and middle-income settings. If you are a member of the RCPCH you can join the GHC by completing this form, adding details about your professional, research and leadership experience, and emailing your form together with the required attachments (CV and passport photograph) to ghc@rcpch.ac.uk.