Child Health in Low Resource Settings (CHiLS)

logo.pngRCPCH International run a three-day Child Health in Low-resource Settings (CHiLS) course aimed at paediatricians with an interest in global child health or who intend to work in low income countries. This three day, practically focussed course equips clinicians to manage the most common childhood presentations in low-resource settings as well as provide insight into the nature of working overseas.


Chils 2_1_0.jpgCourse participants receive extensive pre-reading and delivery of the course involves case-based discussions on the most common conditions presenting to a rural district hospital in a developing country.
It introduces participants to appropriate triage in low income settings by teaching a shortened version of the Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment plus course (ETAT+) that is rapidly gaining popularity in East Africa.
It also addresses the broader issues of working in a different cultural and economic environment; eg supplies, hospital management, attitudes and practices regarding illness and death.
The course 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.
Courses are run biannually and 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.

Feedback from delegates:

Excellent course and faculty. Met the stated objectives and my expectations fully. Great value for money with. Please keep it up. (Consultant Paediatrician, September 2014 delegate)
Fantastic three days, I went back to work feeling inspired and excited about my future work and career path - thank you! (ST1, September 2014 delegate)
A thoroughly excellent course with a huge number of inspiring and engaging speakers. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in working abroad in the future  (Senior Reg, September 2014 delegate)

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