Events

Upcoming Events

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Adapting Health Systems to Protect Children from the Impact of Climate Change Series

The Re-imagining the Package of Care for Children subgroup of the Child Health Task Force and UNICEF are co-hosting a webinar series building on the event in May to foster discussion around adapting child health systems to become more resilient in the face of the climate crisis moving forward.

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Integrating the Private Sector into National Child Health Programs and Reporting: A Webinar Series

The Private Sector Engagement, Monitoring and Evaluation and Quality of Care subgroups of the Child Health Task Force are hosting a three-part webinar series on integrating the private sector into national child health programming. This includes the health management information system (HMIS) and improving the quality of care of children and newborns in private facilities.

Past Events

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Including Nutrition Commodities on Global and National Medicines Lists: Case Examples and Country Experiences

The Nutrition and Commodities subgroups of the Child Health Task Force hosted a webinar to discuss the process for including nutrition commodities in the WHO Essential Medicines List (EML) using multiple micronutrient powders (MNPs) as a case example.

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Understanding the Drivers of Child Mortality during and after Illness in Africa and Asia

The Child Health Task Force hosted a panel discussion with authors of the Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition (CHAIN) Network study and partners. The study of 3,100 hospitalized children (2-23 months) across 6 countries – Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, and Uganda – and found that 48% of children died post-discharge and two-thirds of those died at home.

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Digital Tools for Improving Quality of Care for Children

The Digital Health and Innovations and Quality of Care subgroups of the Child Health Task Force hosted a webinar presenting some examples of digital health tools to improve quality of care for children, women and communities. During the webinar, UNICEF shared the Digital Health Centre of Excellence (DICE), a mechanism to deliver agile and coordinated technical assistance to governments on digital health solutions.

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Essential Emergency and Critical Care: A neglected area in child health

The Quality of Care and Implementation Science subgroups of the Child Health Task Force co-hosted a webinar to learn about the Essential Emergency and Critical Care (EECC) approach and lessons from across sub-Saharan Africa. Throughout the world, critical illness is common in children and adults. Providing critically ill patients with good quality care is a priority for health systems, and yet has been under-prioritized.

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Addressing Food Insecurity for Children through a Multisector Approach: Learning from Feed the Future Senegal Kawolor

The Child Health Task Force's Nutrition subgroup hosted a webinar to learn from the Feed the Future Senegal Kawolor project about their experience using a multi-sectoral approach to addressing food insecurity and undernutrition.

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Improving Quality of Newborn and Child Health Services in Private Facilities: Lessons from Manyata Project in India

The Quality of Care and Private Sector Engagement subgroups co-hosted a webinar to share lessons from the Manyata project about their experience with quality improvement in private facilities in India. Manyata is a quality improvement and quality assurance program for private sector childbirth facilities led by the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies in India (FOGSI).

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Forecasting of RMNCH Medical Products: Improving Quantification of Child Health Commodities

The Newborn and Child Health Commodities subgroup hosted a webinar to present the updated RMNCH forecasting supplement to assist program managers, service providers, and technical experts to conduct quantification of priority medicines for child health.

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Preventing Malnutrition in At-risk Children: ALIMA's Experience with Routine SQ-LNS in Niger

The Nutrition subgroup of the Child Health Task Force hosted a webinar to learn from The Alliance for International Action (ALIMA) about their experience implementing a lifesaving intervention for at-risk, malnourished children.