'Working with partners in the UK and overseas to advance global child health'
If you live and work outside the UK you can still become a member of the RCPCH. See applying for membership for details.
Paid Sabbatical in Rwanda with THET
The Tropical Health & Education Trust (THET) is seeking consultant grade doctors to undertake a paid sabbatical in Rwanda. You would be offered a visiting faculty post at Yale or Dartmouth medical colleges, which (without attending the US institutions) would qualify you to work for 3-12 months in Rwanda in a major development programme. There will be 12 month placements in medicine, surgery, paediatrics or Ob/Gyn from Summer 2014, and 3 month placements might be available sooner in gastroenterology, respiratory medicine, rheumatology or nephrology. The opportunity is available to those holding (or recently retired from) a consultant appointment in the UK, and who completed their training at least two years ago. Further details may be obtained from Professor John MacDermot at THET (firstname.lastname@example.org).
African graduate IGH scholarships at UCL
The scholarships exist to support African nationals with a high-quality academic and professional background who would not be able to sudy at UCL without financial assistance. The Scholarship is a one-off award for the academic year 2014-15 to study at the UCL Institute for Global Health. Click here for further information.
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
The RCPCH Visiting Fellowships are awarded to enable paediatricians from overseas to spend up to four weeks visiting clinical centres in the UK to develop their knowledge and exchange good practice. For more information please click here.
For information about members overseas activities view our interactive map
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
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
Child Health in Palestine
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.
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. 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.
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.
International 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.
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.
- British Medical Association(BMA) - International Activities
- Global Health Learning Centre
- Maternal Child Advocacy International (MCAI)
- Department for International Development (DFID)
- Department of Health (DoH)
- Global health partnerships: the UK contribution to health in developing countries Health is global - Proposals for a UK Government-wide strategy
- General Medical Council (GMC) - Important information for International Medical Graduates
- International Child Health Group (ICHG)
- International PaediatricAssociation (IPA)
- Royal Colleges' International Forum (RCIF)
- Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology International News
- Royal College of Physicians
- Royal College of Surgeons
- United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
- World Health Organization (WHO)