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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!



Preparing before you go

National Center for Infectious Diseases - a myriad of resources concerning traveler’s health are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Resource List for Disaster Areas

A compilation of printed and electronic resources for pediatric leaders on the management of disaster relief, care, and rescue for children.

Toolkit for Medical Visits Abroad

An excellent example of a prepatory list of questions and resources when considering going abroad, written by a resident from UCSF and posted on their pediatric residency site.


This website suggested by Nancy Curtis MD, Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland. She writes, “It has good information about conditions in other countries, but additionally, it has ‘social’ information about problems related to scams in the airports, etc. that are common to that country.” This is an alternative to the CDC website,, with some of the same info, with a cultural slant.

MAP International

For a source of inexpensive drugs to take with you on that unexpected overseas trip see Map Packs (prepackaged essential drug kits at low cost). And for one of the most underrated and most welcome organizations, one that supplies low-cost healthcare, training and teaching materials, see