Upcoming Events

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Announcing the Child Survival Action (CSA) Toolkit

The Child Survival Action (CSA) toolkit is a curated set of practical tools and resources designed to support county stakeholders, including policymakers, national and sub-national program managers, academics, professional associations, non-governmental organizations, and international agencies working towards improving child mortality outcomes in their national settings.

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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.

Past Events

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2nd Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia

The 2nd Global Forum on Childhood Pneumonia built on the momentum for action generated by the first Global Forum in Barcelona in 2020, and pivoted political attention from COVID-19 to the specific government actions needed to reduce child pneumonia deaths.

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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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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.