Welcome to the SOICH website
The Section on International Child Health (SOICH) is committed to improving the health and well-being of the world's children. The key components of our approach are:
- Direct health services and
- Facilitation of effective global partnerships
Become a part of our incredible community - join SOICH today!
AAP National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, Section on International Child Health H Program with the 2nd Annual Global Child Health Symposium - Monday, October 28, 2013, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM.
Winners of SOICH Abstract Presentations:
1. Best overall abstract presentation
"Bollywood's effect on body-image and dietary habits of adolescent girls in Mumbai, India" - Dylan Graetz, MD/MPH student
2. Best poster
"Etiology and outcomes in Mexican children with influenza-like illness over three consecutive influenza seasons" - Ana Ortiz-Hernandez, MD
Check http://www.aapexperience.org/ to watch recorded plenary sessions from the AAP National Conference and Exhibition - October 25-29, 2013 in Orlando, Florida
"The State of the World's Children"
As health care providers working abroad and locally all of you have unique perspectives about the state of child health in your country/state/province/community. If you enjoy writing or reading about experiences throughout the world please check out www.worldschildrenonline.org. You will have any opportunity to share your own thoughts!
Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed – Progress Report 2013 - A UNICEF Publication
The annual number of under-five deaths fell from 12.6 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012. But much faster progress is needed to reduce preventable diseases that cause child mortality. This is the second report in a series intended to track progress on child survival and promote accountability for global commitments.
Children and Disasters:
SOICH is working extensively to help our colleagues in other countries who experienced disasters. Working jointly with the AAP's Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council (DPAC) we have been able to reach out to our colleagues and offer free material on disasters and mental health, supplies and moral, educational, and at time physical support. Through DPAC we have additional information available for anyone in or planning to visit the disaster areas. In addition, thePediatric Education in Disaster Manual(PEDS) is available in English and Spanish for free. In addition, through the Friends of Children Fund, the AAP has received donations to help financially as recovery efforts continue. Make your donations online at the Friends of Children Fund donation page.