RCPCH International

'Working with partners in the UK and overseas to advance global child health'

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If you live and work outside the UK you can still become a member of the RCPCH. See  applying for membership for details.


Support for members considering volunteering in West Africa during the Ebola outbreak

If you are considering volunteering to assist in the Ebola outbreak in Africa we hope the following prompt questions will support your decision making and help to keep you safe. 

RCPCH Global Links volunteer placements

The Global Links Programme is currently recruiting for 2014 with placements available across East and West Africa. Click here for more information.

RCPCH/VSO Fellowship Scheme

The scheme is looking for paediatricians who would like to spend a year in a placement in a developing country as an RCPCH/VSO Fellow.  Further information is available on the RCPCH/VSO Fellowships webpage

Visiting Fellowships

The RCPCH Visiting Fellowship programme for 2015 is now recruiting. For more information please click here.

RCPCH Global Immunisation review launch

On 16 October 2013 the RCPCH launched its latest report reviewing Global Immunisation strategies and illustrating future priorities in this area. The event was hosted at the house of commons, guest speakers included Jim Dobbin MP (Chair, APPG for Child Health and Vaccine), Lynne Featherstone MP (Under Secretary of State for International Development) and Professor Adenike Grange (Former Nigerian Health Minister and Co-chair, Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation of the International Paediatic Association). Electronic copies of the report can be downloaded here


Current work

For information about members overseas activities view our interactive map

Picture7_0.gifGlobal Links Consortium

The College has received a Health Partnership Scheme grant to establish a volunteering and exchange programme between the UK and five countries across East and West Africa.  Further details on how you can get involved: Global Links Volunteer Programme




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The College has received funding to roll out a modified version of the Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment training programme in East Africa.  Further details on this project: ETAT+ in East Africa


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 The College has been working with the Tropical Health Education Trust, MAP (Medical Aid for Palestinians) and the David Baum International Foundation to improve child health in Palestine for over a decade. Click here to find out more. 


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The College supports both UK doctors who want to work overseas and overseas doctors who want to come and work in the UK. Further details for UK doctors wanting to work overseas. For overseas doctors who want to come and work in the UK  see details of our visiting fellows scheme and the medical training initiative.



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The College is now running a practical short course for paediatricians interested in global child health or who intend to work overseas. Further details: Child Health in Low-resource Settings Course.  




David Baum International Foundation (DBIF)

DBIF works to improve the health of children in disadvantaged areas of the world through improving standards of education and training for child health professionals. Visit the David Baum International Foundation website for further information.


shutterstock_37934509 Child Hiding.jpgInternational Child Health Group

The International Child Health Group (ICHG) is a RCPCH special interest group. Members use their skill to improve child health internationally through research and advocacy. 



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RCPCH is a supporting organisation of CHILD 2015, an email forum which addresses the information and learning needs of those responsible for the care of children in developing countries. The goal of CHILD 2015 is that 'by 2015, every child worldwide will have access to an informed healthcare provider.'

 All of this work is set within the framework of the College's new International Strategy


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