Events

Upcoming Events

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Multi-sectoral Approaches to Child Health: A discussion series

The Re-imagining the Package of Care for Children subgroup is hosting a discussion series to learn about and collect case studies on effective multi-sectoral approaches to child health programming. The first two sessions will focus on evidence gathered during a literature review of multi-sector projects as well as two programmatic case studies: 1. The McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Project in Honduras, and 2. Tiwalere II Project in Malawi.

Past Events

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Improving Treatment of Wasting in Children through iCCM

The iCCM and Nutrition subgroups of the Child Health Task Force hosted a webinar to share findings from a MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership report on policy, programmatic and operational learnings of integrating case management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) and iCCM. 

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Improving Quality of Care through Capacity Building and Data-informed Decisions in Uttar Pradesh, India

The QoC subgroup of the Child Health Task Force hosted a webinar to share key government initiatives to improve quality of care for newborns and children in Uttar Pradesh. The Government of Uttar Pradesh has been making large investments towards improving quality of care for mothers and babies in the state. Based on the recently released National Family Health Survey 2019-2021 (NFHS-5), this is starting to pay dividends.

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Reaching Children with Life Saving Diarrhea Treatment: Launch of the ORS/Zinc Co-pack Alliance

The Child Health Task Force hosted a webinar to launch the ORS/Zinc Co-pack Alliance. ORSZCA brings together organizations and individuals to identify and remove barriers to co-packaging to accelerate uptake and save lives. The Task Force will collaborate closely with ORSZCA towards the common goal of strengthened equitable and comprehensive child health programs.

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Child Health Task Force Members' Meeting

The Secretariat of the Task Force convened the members at the start of 2022 to discuss the results from the annual pulse check survey (full summary here), implementing the strategic plan and introducing the Child Survival Action Plan.

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Translating Data into Better Health for Children: Lessons from the CODES Project in Uganda

The Child Health Task Force hosted a webinar to share lessons from the Community and District-management Empowerment for Scale-up (CODES) project in Uganda. The CODES study was a randomized controlled trial showing how the use of data for evidence-based planning, district health management training and community empowerment can strengthen health systems and deliver better child health outcomes.

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Sick Child Feeding and Care Practices: Sharing findings from an MCGL report in 16 African countries

The Nutrition and Child Health subgroup hosted a webinar to share findings from a report by USAID's MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) project on sick child feeding in 16 African countries. The report investigates caregivers' practices and health providers' support for nutrition counseling during and after childhood illness.

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Community Health Worker Experiences and Perceptions: Findings from a PATH-MACEPA survey of CHWs in Zambia

The Institutionalizing iCCM subgroup hosted a webinar to present findings from a survey of community health workers' experiences in Zambia. As part of an effort to better understand the community workforce providing malaria community care management (CCM) and surveillance in Zambia, the PATH Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPA) along with Tulane University conducted the survey in 2019.

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Multisectoral Collaboration for Children: Sharing findings on operationalizing school health and nutrition

The Re-imagining the Package of Care subgroup hosted a webinar to share findings from a Child Health Task Force-commissioned report on operationalizing school health and nutrition investments.