- Share your expertise
- Learning with us
- Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment Plus (ETAT+) - three-day in-person course
- ETAT+ - free online learning
- Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) - in person course
- Child Health in Low-resource Settings (CHiLS) - two-day in-person course
- Pre-departure training course for enrolled Global Links Teams
Share your expertise
We are always looking for health workers (Paediatricians, Obstetricians, Midwives Paediatric and Neonatal Nurses) with the right expertise to join our programmes both in an advisory capacity and as long-term mentors based overseas.
- For long term placements, working overseas, please apply via our RCPCH Global Links programme
- To find out more about advisory roles please follow us on Facebook where we advertise for these roles and provide additional information
Learning with us
We offer a number of online and in-person courses and resources to prepare clinicians for work in low-resource settings.
Whilst in-person courses have been paused during the pandemic we hope to have them up and running again soon. When ready, we'll post on our course pages.
Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment Plus (ETAT+) - three-day in-person course
ETAT+ is a comprehensive and proven intervention developed specifically for resource-poor settings.
RCPCH is a leading provider of this course which is designed to help doctors and nurses develop skills in treating children in low-resource settings.
The course fee is £350. It is free of charge for Global Links volunteers enrolled on our programmes.
Booking now open for 13-15 February 2023 This is an in-person course at RCPCH office in central London.
- More about ETAT+
Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment Plus (ETAT+) supports inpatient paediatric care quality improvement, and supports the the delivery of quality paediatric care for the poorest and most vulnerable children.
This provides hands-on training to healthcare workers using evidence-based and up-to-date clinical protocols for identifying and managing the most common threats to newborn and child survival. It also:
- reviews practice and monitors outcomes to improve quality
- promotes teamwork and the integration of new skills and knowledge into everyday practice
- produces a core of trainers and mentors to ensure sustainability and ongoing improvement.
A study from Malawi demonstrated that the intervention package has the capacity to reduce inpatient mortality by 40% (Molyneaux et al Bulletin WHO 2006).
ETAT+ - free online learning
This free online learning, which is available on RCPCH Learning, relaunched in early 2021, aims to support healthcare workers and students interested in emergency care in low-resource settings.
Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) - in person course
This course is paused.
The is designed to develop new HBB Master Trainers, who will commit to train global healthcare professionals in resource-limited environments. It will provide the initial steps of neonatal resuscitation with an emphasis on The Golden Minute, the first minute after birth.
Suitable for doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, the course aims to:
- increase capacity for assessment and resuscitation of newborn infants at birth in order to reduce global mortality from perinatal hypoxia/ischaemia
- provide participants with the skills necessary to teach neonatal resuscitation techniques to health care workers in resource-limited settings
- ensure training in neonatal resuscitation is embedded in strategies to improve maternal, neonatal and child survival at local, regional and national levels.
It is a wonderful course. The faculty were so passionate about their work. It was wonderful to meet so many of you with such great enthusiasm.
- Nurses / Trainees / Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) - £240
- RCPCH members - £260
- Non RCPCH members - £280
For more information please contact Marcus on email@example.com
Child Health in Low-resource Settings (CHiLS) - two-day in-person course
This course is paused.
This practically-focused course equips clinicians to manage the most common childhood presentations in low-resource settings and gives insight into working overseas. It is for paediatric clinicians with an interest in global child health or who intend to work in low income countries. It includes:
- case-based discussions on the most common conditions presenting to a rural district hospital in a developing country
- 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.
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.
We've 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.
- RCPCH Member Trainee - £300
- RCPCH Member Consultant - £350
- Non-member - £400
- Free for Global Links volunteers enrolled on our programmes
Pre-departure training course for enrolled Global Links Teams
Teams undertake this comprehensive course to prepare for our Global Links programme - in which they'll live and work in challenging low-resource settings. The course includes:
- programme specific and country specific induction
- security training
- training to mentor.