Pediatric Resources Available for Countries Around the World
Use the links below to access Web sites for each of these programs, or visit the Initiatives section of this Web site to learn more about these and other AAP Global Health Initiatives.
Ensuring that children's issues are addressed as early as possible in the development of disaster preparedness programs and activities.
Partnership and advocacy to support access to vaccines for children around the world and raise awareness of global immunization issues.
Helping Babies Breathe
Ensuring that all babies are born with a skilled birth attendant present.
International Community Access to Child Health (ICATCH)
Providing financial and technical support to pediatricians in developing countries that are in the process of developing and implementing a community-based child health initiative.
International Child Health Network (ICHN)
Establishing connections that foster cooperation on a variety of health projects including relief and development work, humanitarian service, equipment/supply donation,etc.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Educational program introducing the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation.
Pediatric Education in Disasters
Raising awareness and increasing competence of relief efforts to be sensitive and responsive to the unique physical and psychological needs of children when a disaster occurs.
Providing education, training, and tools needed to effectively intervene to protect children from the harmful effects of tobacco and secondhand smoke.
The AAP plans to offer simultaneous interpretation of a variety of educational sessions at the upcoming 2015 AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) scheduled for October 24-27, 2015 in Washington, DC. For a detailed schedule and requirements, please review the full Request for Proposals! Click here for more information about the 2015 NCE.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to monitor the 2014 Ebola outbreak. This is the largest Ebola outbreak to date, and it currently affects multiple countries in West Africa. A strategic response to combat the outbreak was proposed by the White House. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers regular Outbreak Updates and an Outbreak Distribution Map. The World Health Organization has declared this a public health emergency of international concern and provides Global Alert and Response details. For complete list of resources visit Children and Disasters Web page.
In the early 1960's in New York City, Dr. Louis Cooper began to see babies who were deaf, blind, and had heart problems. The cause - the rubella virus.
Click here to learn more about CDC’s partnership with the Measles & Rubella Initiative which is protecting more kids than ever before.
The Pediatrics in Disaster training program trains health care providers to prioritize life-saving care for children in disasters. This virtual classroom environment encourages you to engage with video lecture, PowerPoint handouts, video tutorials for problem based exercises, and interactive problem-based exercises. Click here to register for the course. The entire course, English or Spanish, is free!