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April 2015 Newsletter

March 2015 Newsletter

International Child Health Network (ICHN) is available. Please visit the ICHN and participate to establish connections that foster cooperation around the world.

ICATCH - International Access to Child Health

Global Health Links

Global Health Service Corps - Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI)

Health Volunteers Overseas

HIFA 2015


WHO Vaccine Preventable Diseases Monitoring System
2012 Global summary

Donate to SOICH

Donate to SOICH Programs through the AAP Friends of Children Fund

Once you log in to the "Friends of Children Fund" web page, please make sure you designate your funds to the Section on International Child Health - General Support, the ICATCH Program, or the Resident International Elective Awards.

Or call 888/700-5378 and make your donation over the phone. Every bit of support counts!




Member Articles

International Child Health Electives for Residents - Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Archives

Thinking of volunteering abroad? Here's how to get started - Contemporary Pediatrics

Advocating for children's health: a US and UK perspective - Arch Dis Child

Reference Articles

Top 10 articles in International Child Health

  • "Where and Why Are 10 Million Children Dying Every Year?" by Robert E Black, Saul S Morris, Jennifer Bryce. The Lancet. Volume 361 Issue 9376. Page 2226, 2003.

  • "How Many Child Deaths Can We Prevent This Year?" by Gareth Jones, Richard W Steketee, Robert E Black, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Saul S Morris, and the Bellagio Child Survival Study Group. The Lancet. Volume 362 Issue 9377 Page 65, 2003.

  • "Knowledge Into Action for Child Survival" by The Bellagio Study Group on Child Survival. The Lancet Volume 362 Issue 9380 Page 323, 2003.
  • "Reducing Child Mortality: Can Public Health Deliver?" by Jennifer Bryce, Shams el Arifeen, George Pariyo, Claudio F Lanata, Davidson Gwatkin, Jean-Pierre Habicht, and the Multi-Country Evaluation of IMCI Study Group. The Lancet Volume 362 Issue 9378 Page 159, 2003.

  • "Applying an Equity Lens to Child Health and Mortality: More of the Same is Not Enough" by Cesar G Victora, Adam Wagstaff, Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg, Davidson Gwatkin, Mariam Claeson, Jean-Pierre Habicht. The Lancet Volume 362 Issue 9379 Page 233, 2003

  • "What the World Needs Now is DDT" By Tina Rosenberg The New York Times Magazine, April 11, 2004. In order to view this article, you must pay a fee.

  • Entire supplement edition of the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health 49, #4, July/August 2004 has the theme the "Care of Women and Infants in Disasters and Low-Resoure Settings."

  • Another landmark article entitiled "WHO estimates of the causes of death in children" from The Lancet further defines the causes of death in young children, highlighting improved methods of counting children in poorer areas. It is an invaluable piece for educating our medical students, residents, and MPH students. It is also a powerful leverage piece for motivating organizations. The interpretation section concludes with "Achievement of the millenium development goal of reducing child mortality by two-thirds from the 1990 rate will depend on renewed efforts to prevent and control pneumonia, diarrhoea, and undernutrition in all WHO regions, and malaria in the Africa region. In all regions, death in the neonatal period, primarily due to preterm delivery, sepsis or pneumonia, and birth asphyxia should be addressed. These estimates of the causes of child deaths should be used to guide public-health policies and programmes." The Lancet March 26, 2005. Vol 365:1147-52 and commentary on 1114.

If you have trouble accessing the journal Dr. O'Callahan can send you a PDF of the piece by email.