Events

Upcoming Events

- | Online

Lifelong Care for Children with Chronic Conditions: A discussion series

This discussion series, focused on care for children with non-communicable diseases (NCDs), is hosted by the Re-imagining the Package of Care for Children subgroup of the Task Force in collaboration with UNICEF, Program Division - Health, Child and Community Health Unit. Health systems in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs) are experiencing an increasing burden of chronic conditions in children, including NCDs such as heart disease and diabetes.

- | Online

Webinar Series: Child Health & the COVID-19 Response

The Child Health Task Force Secretariat is working with subgroup co-chairs on a bi-weekly webinar series on child health and the COVID-19 response. Each webinar focuses on the pandemic response in a specific thematic area at the global and country level, as well as the challenges faced in continuing essential health services for children. It is still unknown how long the pandemic will last and what its full impacts may be. The webinar series will adapt in scope and frequency as the response shifts to addressing the aftermath of the pandemic and its effects on child health.

Past Events

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Participatory Systems Mapping: Implications for Improving Urban Maternal and Child Outcomes Webinar

This webinar was hosted by the Child Health Task Force to feature the work of the Building Healthy Cities (BHC) project at JSI Research & Training Institute and its relevance to multisectoral approaches to maternal and child health. Amanda Pomeroy-Stevens, Project Director of BHC, joined by her colleague, Dr. Damodar Bachani, Deputy Director of BHC, presented the healthy urban planning approach and methods for dynamic systems mapping.

- | Online

Webinar Series: Delivering Quality Essential Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services During COVID-19

In this webinar series, leading experts on quality of care shared global guidance and country experiences around quality of care for maternal, newborn and child health in the context of COVID-19. It ran from June 11 to November 5, 2020, and was co-hosted by the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and the Quality of Care subgroup of the Child Health Task Force, with the support of UNICEF and the World Health Organization.
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Webinar on the Lancet Commission: A future for our world's children?

This webinar focused on themes of immediate relevance to child health program implementers and included presentations by the commissioners of the report as well as a moderated discussion addressing the funding options and perspectives of professional associations/pediatricians, NGOs, and other partners. The presenters and panelists also provided some new perspectives on the report within the COVID-19 context. 

- | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Institutionalizing integrated community case management (iCCM) to end preventable child deaths: A technical consultation and country action planning

With the aim to institutionalize integrated community case management (iCCM) in the context of primary health care (PHC) and comprehensive child health programming, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-hosted a meeting from July 22-26, 2019 targeting countries in sub-Saharan Africa with high child mortality burden.

- | Accra, Ghana

Improving Nutrition Services in the Care of the Ill and Vulnerable Newborn and Child

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO, and USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), hosted an international workshop, Improving Nutrition Services in the Care of the Ill and Vulnerable Newborn and Child, October 30 - November 2, 2018 in Accra, Ghana (invite only).
- | Abuja, Nigeria

RAcE Multi-Country Dissemination Meeting

Hosted by the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria and the World Health Organization, the four-day RAcE Multi-Country Dissemination Meeting gathered ministry of health, non-governmental organization, academic, and international public health representatives to highlight achievements, crystallise lessons learned, and elaborate sustainability roadmaps.
- | Johannesburg, South Africa

2017 Child Health Routine Data Workshop

Hosted by USAID in collaboration with USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), the three and a half day conference focused on ensuring child health and nutrition data from national HIS are available, accessible, of high quality and used for decision making.
- | Nairobi, Kenya

2016 Nairobi iCCM Workshop

In April 2014, the Global Fund and UNICEF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to better coordinate efforts aimed at reducing the burden of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria and improving the health of mothers, newborns, and children in a select number of high burden countries.