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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!



Supporting International Health Efforts While At Home

Suggestions for medical students and residents - Donna Staton MD, MPH

  • Join IHMEC, the International Health Medical Education Consortium. Only costs $25 for residents/$15 for students, and the newsletters, resources, and meetings are excellent. Click on "Resources" and "Publications" especially.
  • Join the American Medical Student Association (AMSA)'s Global Health Action Committee
  • Join a professional specialty section or committee on international health (for example: SOICH--the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on International Child Health, 800-433-9016)
  • Make donations, help with fundraising
  • Collect and donate medical supplies and equipment (REMEDY 203-737-5356; American Medical Resources Foundation 508-580-3301; World Medical Mission/Samaritan's PurseAMSA's recycling program
  • Collect and donate medical books/journals (e.g. MEDICC, or ,Global Medicine Network; American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health Book Repository, contact Donna Staton MD)
  • Select research projects relevant to developing countries
  • Provide logistical support for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs--work with those based in your area)
  • Join advocacy organizations (Amnesty International or Amnesty International USAOxfam International orOxfam AmericaPhysicians for Human RightsGlobal Health Council)
  • Stay informed (BBC on NPR; scan ; subscribe to Humanitarian Times, a free email newsletter; subscribe to NGO newsletters: e.g. Global Health CouncilDOWHealth Volunteers OverseasAmerican Medical Student Association (AMSA) International Health List serve Newsletter)
  • Educate yourself and others about the health and human rights issues of children around the world. The UNICEF website has extensive information and data; The State of the World's Children is an annual report available on-line or in print, covering a different theme (nutrition, education, child labor, etc.) each year. Learn about the rights of children
  • Network with other medical schools/public health schools/residencies with international health programs--subscribe to their newsletters: e.g. St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center's "Residents and International Health" (editor Kevin Ericson MD); Case Western Reserve University/Rainbow Babies Children's Hospital's "World Notes" (phone 216-368-6321); Michigan State University's Institute of International Health Newsletter (Contact them by email or by phone 517-353-8992); University Departments and Programs on AMSA's site scroll down, it's near the bottom
  • Start an International Health Curriculum at your school or program (see AMSA website's International Health Resources)--or even just a lecture series or library of resources