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 - more about applying for membership

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

We have collated official information and guidance about the disease and current outbreak in Ebola crisis - resources for paediatricians. We hope this page will support your decision making and help to keep you safe. 

RCPCH Global Links volunteer placements

We are recruiting for placements available across East and West Africa in 2015 - more about Global Links

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, now recruiting for placements in Ethiopia - more about RCPCH/VSO Fellowship Scheme

Visiting Fellowships

This programme enables leading paediatricians and child health specialists from low and middle income countries the opportunity to visit clinical centres in the UK, now recruiting for 2015 - more about Visiting Fellowships

RCPCH Global Immunisation review launch

On 16 October 2013 the RCPCH launched its report, Calling the Shots, reviewing global immunisation strategies and illustrating future priorities in this area.

A launch 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). 

Download Calling the Shots (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Current work

View our interactive map of members' international activities

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. 

More aobut Global Links, and how to get involved



shutterstock_2232265 Doctor Stephos.jpgEmergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT+)

The College has received funding to roll out a modified version of the Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment training programme in East Africa. 

Find out more about 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. More about child health in Palestine


africa map.jpg International training opportunities

The College supports both UK doctors who want to work overseas and overseas doctors who want to come and work in the UK. More information for UK doctors who want to work overseas

For overseas doctors who want to come and work in the UK, see details of our Visiting Fellowship Programme and the Medical Training Initiative (paediatrics)


Picture8.gifChild Health in Low-resource Settings course

The College is now running a practical short course for paediatricians interested in global child health or who intend to work overseas. 

More information about this course



Global Health Consultancy (GHC)

The GHC is a roster of members with expertise and interest in international child health, particularly in low resource settings.

Find out more about the GHC and how you may join




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. 

More information on the David Baum International Foundation website


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. 

More about International Child Health Group



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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 international strategy


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