Global child health programmes

We help improve child health worldwide, with cost effective, high impact programmes. We work with our membership of experienced paediatricians and other child health professionals as well as partner organisations.
Over the years, we've grown significantly, expanding the scale of our work. And, we've consolidated our strategy to focus on improving quality of clinical care for children in hospitals and health centres.
We work with local partners, ministries of health and international development agencies in a wide range of low- and middle-income settings - with programmes in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Myanmar, Nepal and Lebanon.
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We recruit and prepare doctors, nurses and other health professionals who help us in all aspects of programme delivery, usually through longer-term placements overseas in the Global Links programme.

‘They are out, we are not.’ How overseas aid changed child health in Sierra Leone

The loss of funding because of the Overseas Development Assistance cuts in summer 2021 stalled a valuable programme. Dickya Labicane, Dr Alexandra Pledge and Dr Andrew McArdle wrote about the impact that programmes funded by overseas aid can have for infants, children and young people in developing countries, as well as how that impact carries back to the NHS. 

Latest news and blogs relating to global child health


RCPCH Visiting Fellows share thoughts on their 2024 placements

Twelve talented paediatricians and paediatric nurses from Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nepal, India and Pakistan joined our Visiting Fellowships programme this spring. Read about their experiences - from RCPCH Conference (pictured) to the UK clinical centres where they developed and shared experti...