Child Health in Low-Resource Settings (CHILS)

This practically focused course equips clinicians to manage the most common childhood presentations in low resource settings, and gives insight into working abroad. It is for paediatric clinicians with an interest in global child health or who intend to work in low income countries.
Two health professionals in Global Links programme
Date: -
Time: -

5-11 Theobalds Road
United Kingdom

Spaces available


RCPCH Member - £450
RCPCH Member - Trainee- £400
Non-Member- £500

Free for Global Links volunteers enrolled on our programmes


The course includes:

  • Case-based discussions on the most common conditions presenting to a rural district hospital in a developing country
  • Appropriate triage in low income settings via a short version of the Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment plus (ETAT+) course, rapidly gaining popularity in East Africa
  • Broader issues of working in a different cultural and economic environment, for example, supplies, hospital management, attitudes and practices regarding illness and death
  • Extensive pre-course reading materials.

It is taught by a combination of senior UK paediatricians with extensive overseas experience as well as paediatricians based in low income countries. Some input is also provided by paediatric trainees who have recently returned from working in a low resource setting.

The final programme will be confirmed in January 2019. The current programme is based on the agenda for CHILS 2018.

Delegate feedback

We have received some excellent feedback from delegates with 100% stating they would recommend it. They felt the course improved their understanding of the role of an overseas volunteer, and motivated them in considering their potential contribution to global child health.