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.

Past Events

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Members' Meeting: Virtual Conference

The Secretariat hosted a Child Health Task Force members meeting on April 19, 2023, in French and English, to share updates on planning for the virtual conference: Accelerating progress towards the 2030 SDGs - Reducing inequities in child health. The presentation reviewed the conference objectives, thematic tracks, draft agenda, received abstracts and next steps. Participants then asked questions and discussed member involvement in the conference.

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Global Launch of the Nurturing Care Handbook and Practice Guide

The global launch of the Nurturing Care Handbook and Practice Guide was co-hosted by the World Health Organization and UNICEF in collaboration with the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, the Quality of Care subgroup of the Child Health Task Force, and the Early Childhood Development Action Network.

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Child Health Task Force Members' Meeting

The Child Health Task Force held a meeting with its members on March 16, 2023. The purpose was to share the feedback from the members’ survey and the Child Survival Action blueprint for advocacy

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Ready to Learn and Thrive Sharing the School Health and Nutrition Global Status Report

The Child Health Task Force, UNESCO, and the Research Consortium for School Health and Nutrition hosted a webinar to mark the publication of the joint report, Ready to Learn and Thrive: School Health and Nutrition around the World (highlights here).

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What is the relationship between wasting and stunting?

The Child Health Task Force's Nutrition subgroup hosted a webinar to learn about the relationship between wasting and stunting, a critical issue for child survival. During the webinar, members of the Technical Interest Group on wasting and stunting, led by the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN), presented findings from a systematic review, as well as related work pieces and future analyses.

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Information Session: New Opportunities for Improving Funding for iCCM through the Global Fund Application

The iCCM, Commodities and Quality of Care subgroups of the Child Health Task Force hosted an information session to share new Global Fund guidance for the next funding cycle. The Global Fund will now consider supporting the full package of commodities that community health workers need to deliver a comprehensive package of integrated community case management of childhood illnesses (iCCM) services for children under five.

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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.