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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!




The mission of the Section on International Child Health (SOICH) is to promote and lead efforts to help children throughout the world attain optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being.

The Section will prepare and empower its members to make meaningful contributions to global child health through high quality education and training, effective partnerships and collaborations, and staunch advocacy for the world's children.


We believe:

  • The rights and needs of children are universal;
  • Global child health should be a global priority;
  • Pediatricians play a unique and critical role in advocating for the world's children;
  • Strong global partnerships can help improve the lives of children everywhere.


A world in which all children are safe, secure, and well-nourished, with access to quality healthcare, education, and the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Pediatricians everywhere develop the knowledge and skills required to address children's needs and collaborate with governments and organizations that plan and provide health care, in order to optimize children's health and well-being.