'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.
Do you want to improve global health standards? Volunteer with VSO in Zambia
VSO is now recruiting for a variety of 6-24 month long volunteer roles for doctors who have completed specialised training / Masters Degree (MMed or equivalent) in paediatrics, gynaecology/obstetrics, surgery, general internal medicine, A&E and intensive care, as well as General Practitioners. Experience in mentoring and teaching is desirable, and required for the Lecturer placements.
These volunteer placements are due to start in January 2015. Applications are open until 18 April 2014.
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)