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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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), implement the strategic plan, and introduce 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.

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Panel Discussion: Early Childhood Education and Nutrition

The Nutrition subgroup of the Child Health Task Force hosted a panel discussion with three experts on evidence and programmatic lessons on early childhood development (ECD) and nutrition.

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Governance in Global Health: Achieving Impact and Sustainability for Integrated Community Case Management

The Institutionalizing iCCM subgroup of the Child Health Task Force hosted a webinar on lessons learned and key challenges to governance in community case management. The presentation by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, MESA Alliance, shared findings from a study recently published in the BMJ Global Health. Four themes were identified which characterize the challenges in coordination and development of iCCM: