About Us

The AAP's global mission is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well being for all children around the world. To accomplish this mission, the Academy will, through its Department of International Child Health (DOICH), support the professional needs and interests of its membership to work internationally, identify organizations that can further the international mission of the AAP, and collaborate with them efficiently.

The AAPDepartment of International Child Health (DOICH) is committed to a leadership role in exploring global opportunities to advance child health, to establish and strengthen relationships with peer societies, to address pediatric education needs, to promote AAP intellectual resources and membership services, to help build capacity of pediatric societies and to increase volunteer/staff collaboration. DOICH is also responsible for providing administrative support for the AAP Section on International Child Health (SOICH) and managing its ICATCH programs.

The purpose of this Web site is to provide our valued pediatrician members as well as supporters a user-friendly portal to access all AAP information and materials related to the organization's global efforts. Your guidance, involvement and support are the key to our success in addressing child health needs on the international front. For more information, please contact us at international@aap.org.

American Academy of Pediatrics
Department of International Child Health
141 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 847-434-7654
Fax: 847-434-8000
Email: international@aap.org