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 has reached out to the Nepal Paediatric Society to express its sympathy and support in the recovery from the earthquakes that occurred in April 2015. The AAP has circulated a call for donations to ensure that children's needs in Nepal are taken care of in a strategic manner. Click here for more information.
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
The International Community Access to Child Health (ICATCH) Grant Program announces its 2015 Call for Proposals. Designed for pediatricians and other providers in developing countries, ICATCH provides $2000 per year for 3 years (total $6000) for projects or programs that improve child health. Applications received by the Early Deadline, Oct. 12, 2015 are eligible to receive feedback from reviewers prior to final submission; Final Deadline for all applications is Jan. 18, 2015. Further information at ICATCH website (Click here).
Let ICATCH help you put your idea into practice—apply today!
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!