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.
We support health systems strengthening in countries across the world, using clinicians' expertise to advise on programme strategy and directly mentor local health workers, including overseas placements. We have courses and resources to support clinicians working in these settings.
Medical case

Supporting Ukraine

Following the attacks on Ukraine since early 2022, we developed a member briefing on what the College has done and is doing, activity you may wish to consider and clinical support and guidance.

‘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. On RCPCH Insight, our blog at Medium, Dickya Labicane, Dr Alexandra Pledge and Dr Andrew McArdle spoke 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.

Related news

President's blog

Spotlight on global child health - President's blog

Camilla has a ‘sit up and be counted’ moment over the recent headline that 152 million babies were born prematurely - and at least 10% of those died - over the last decade. The College has its role to play in addressing this sad and unacceptable statistic.