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.

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Integrating the Private Sector into National Child Health Programs and Reporting: A Webinar Series

The Private Sector Engagement, Monitoring and Evaluation and Quality of Care subgroups of the Child Health Task Force are hosting a three-part webinar series on integrating the private sector into national child health programming. This includes the health management information system (HMIS) and improving the quality of care of children and newborns in private facilities.

Past Events

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Quality of Care for IMCI in Private and Public Health Facilities Webinar

The Private Sector Engagement (PSE) and Quality of Care (QoC) subgroups co-hosted a webinar to share results from a SHOPS Plus analysis of Service Provision Assessment (SPA) survey data from seven countries. The analysis examined how well health facilities in those countries adhere to integrated management for childhood illness (IMCI) guidelines for children 2-59 months and young infants under two months. The analysis included all facilities and disaggregated by public and private sector.

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Webinar on the WHO Child Health Redesign: A New Agenda for Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

Hosted by the Child Health Task Force in collaboration with WHO and UNICEF colleagues, this webinar featured an update on the WHO Child Heath Redesign. The first presentation by Wilson Were focused on the overall framework for the redesign including strategic shifts in child and adolescent programming, the importance of a life-course approach, and examples of intersectional collaborations.

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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.

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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. 

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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.
- | 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).