Events

Upcoming Events

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From Resolution to Reality: Accelerating Progress on Maternal and Child Survival in Africa

The recent adoption of the WHA resolution on maternal and child health has catalyzed fresh momentum and expectation, reflecting a renewed commitment from global leaders to address the urgent need for progress in this critical area. This milestone is particularly significant for Africa, where excessive maternal and child mortality remains a pressing issue.

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Re-Imagining Child Health Through Primary Health Care: A Series

Join the Child Health Task Force’s Re-imagining the Package of Care for Children subgroup, WHO, and Global Communities for a series in which we will discuss key strategies, challenges, and innovations in delivering integrated child-centered health services to children within the primary health care (PHC) framework.

Past Events

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Launch of The Lifesaving Power of Pneumonia and Diarrhea Vaccines for Children

Global coverage of vaccines targeting pneumonia and diarrhea - the leading infectious killers of children - lag far behind other vaccines. Just seven in 10 children are fully protected with Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine, six in 10 with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), and five in 10 with rotavirus vaccine. If coverage of all three vaccines was above 90% - the global target - the deaths of an additional 450,000 children could be prevented by 2030.

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Introducing From Principles to Practice: An e-Learning Course on School Health and Nutrition

The Child Health Task Force has developed a self-paced e-learning course where learners will embark on a comprehensive journey through the multi-sectoral landscape of school health and nutrition. The learning experience is divided into three modules, covering the rationale for school-based health service delivery and the mechanisms and tools to support multisectoral coordination. Please join us for a webinar on July 11 as we launch this e-learning course.

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Lessons from EquiPP adaptation in Madagascar and an introduction to the next generation of DHS care seeking briefs on child health

This webinar will be co-hosted by the Private Sector Engagement (PSE) and Institutionalizing iCCM subgroups of the Child Health Task Force. It will build on findings and discussion of previous sessions hosted by the PSE subgroup. 

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Introduction to a New Online Smart digital Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (Smart dIMCI) course

In an effort to increase access to high quality child health services and meet the demands for scaling up training of primary health care workers in Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), WHO has developed an online smart digital IMCI course. The course is one of the options for training health workers in IMCI and can be accessed online on the WHO Academy Platform on various electronic devices (desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone) here.

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ORS and Zinc as standard of care for diarrhea management: Actions to improve uptake

Diarrhea remains one of the top leading infectious causes of childhood mortality, responsible for about 9 percent, or an estimated 500,000 deaths in children younger than five years of age worldwide. It is also a significant contributor to child growth stunting and deficits in cognitive development, with far-reaching implications for families, communities, and emerging economies.

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Announcing the Child Survival Action (CSA) Toolkit

The Child Survival Action toolkit is a curated set of practical tools and resources designed to support county stakeholders. The toolkit includes a repository of existing tools and resources as well as relevant country examples and experiences to support stakeholders in accelerating reductions in child mortality.
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Advancing lifecourse programming for child and adolescent health and wellbeing – routine scheduled well-child care visits

Over the past years, WHO and UNICEF have embarked on efforts to guide a comprehensive agenda and strategic shifts in maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health programming that would allow children to survive, thrive and develop their full potential.

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Is relapse after initial severe acute malnutrition (SAM) recovery a problem? Preliminary findings from a recent multi-country cohort study

Join global experts in severe acute malnutrition (SAM) treatment to learn and discuss the latest research on post-discharge outcomes following initial SAM recovery in CMAM programs. During this webinar, Heather Stobaugh, PhD, and Sarah King, MPH, will present preliminary findings from a large, multi-country study led by ACF in collaboration with several academic partners, that followed over 2,400 children after SAM recovery to quantify relapse rates and identify risk factors of relapse.&