Global child health
Our global programmes help us improve child health worldwide. Find out more about what we do and the impact we have around the world on our Global child health pages.
We continue to monitor and produce resources around this public health challenge - looking at the impacts on our members, the wider child health workforce and children and young people. Explore our guidance on paediatric services, staffing and rotas, education and training and for parents, as well a...
19 August 2020
Together with the International Child Health Group, we call on governments, donors and agencies to monitor and report the effects of the pandemic response on families and children, and to prioritise a new era of investment in robust, family-centred health systems.
The indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide could be catastrophic for children, with considerable excess death and suffering. In this joint statement from RCPCH Global and the International Child Health Group, published in August 2020, we call on governments, donors and agencies to mo...
The COVID-19 pandemic may have prevented us from coming together in one venue for our annual conference but that doesn’t mean Conference is cancelled. The team here at the College has been working to deliver RCPCH Conference Online 2020 this autumn.
The College works with a number of international paediatric and health organisations to share best practice, to deliver examinations and educational courses and to work together on local projects to support child healthcare. Some of our current partnerships are listed below.
13 November 2020
This is a free live webinar and an online version of the International Child Health Group symposium that was due to take place at the RCPCH Conference and Exhibition in April 2020.
Controlling and containing the immediate and long-range threat of COVID-19 requires transnational and global coordination and collaboration. In this position statement, first published on 28 April 2020, we urge all governments to enhance their support to refugee communities, and the UK Government to...
7 April 2020
Dr Susan Broster has been appointed as our Global Officer, working closely with the staff team and many clinical volunteers to deliver our global child health programmes. Sue replaces Dr Bhanu Williams, who now joins our Board of Trustees.
This page aims to support our members and paediatric partners around the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. As we understand more about this global pandemic, we will work together to share new knowledge about the potential direct effects of COVID-19 among newborns, children and...