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ICHG is a special interest group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. It is a group for paediatricians and health professionals with an interest in improving global child health.

It was formed in the 1970s as the Tropical Paediatric Group, with paediatricians who had worked in the developing world forming the nucleus of its membership. In 1986, the Tropical Paediatric Group became the International Child Health Group. Today it boasts an international membership and continues to work in promoting all aspects of international child health, from research to advocacy.

ICHG meets twice a year (normally in November and April) for academic meetings to present research  and evidence in global health.

Its main areas of focus are on:

1. Training and Education

2. Advocacy

3. Supporting professionals and networks


4. Special Interest Group Session at RCPCH Conference



ICHG disseminates information on global health and group updates through an electronic newsletter to its members which you can also see in the NEWS section of the website


To see the ICHG constitution with information about the aims and objectives of the group as well as governance around membership and the committee click here