Upcoming Events

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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.

Past Events

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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:

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Improving Health Worker Performance: Lessons from a Global Review of Programs & Malawi's Experience and Learning

The Quality of Care (QoC) subgroup of the Child Health Task Force co-hosted a webinar with the Network for Improving QoC for MNCH on improving health worker performance. The first presentation shared evidence and guidance emerging from a global review on the effectiveness of interventions to improve health worker performance in LMICs.

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Engaging the Private Sector in High Quality Neonatal and Child Health Care

The Private Sector Engagement subgroup hosted a webinar to share key lessons from the Nepal experience engaging the private sector, quality interventions that go beyond training, and practical steps for implementers and governments. The presentation shared four pillars for effective private sector engagement including 1. Improving the enabling environment, 2. Improving knowledge and clinical capacity, 3. Continuously strengthening practices, and 4.

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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.

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Hypoxemia in primary health care settings and implications for oxygen services: Evidence from Bangladesh, Malawi, Nigeria, and Uganda

The Quality of Care subgroup hosted panel discussion to review preliminary evidence of hypoxemia and outcomes among children in primary health care settings and discuss implications for oxygen services. The presenters, from the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Karolinska Institutet, and Johns Hopkins University, spoke to hypoxemia prevalence in Bangladesh, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda.

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Action for the Newborn: Global and Country Priorities and Implementation

The Child Health Task Force hosted a webinar to present an overview of global newborn priorities as articulated in the Every Newborn Action Plan Results Framework and highlight three country experiences from India, Ethiopia and Bangladesh. A global newborn action plan developed by a dynamic group of global and country champions was endorsed at the World Health Assembly in 2014. This initiative catalyzed the development of over 50 national action plans in three years.