Calling the Shots: a review of global immunisation initiatives and future priorities
16 October 2013
Parlimentary launch: 4pm - 6pm
Stranger's Dining Room, House of Commons
Whilst significant achievements have been made over the past decades when it comes to vaccinations, one in five children worldwide still do not receive basic immunisations against the main causes of child deaths.
Jim Dobbin MP, Co-Chair of the APPG on Child Health and Vaccine Preventable Diseases invites you to join us and other stakeholders at this reception to discuss the successes and challenges of current global immunisation programmes and how the UK and other governments, health professionals and NGOs worldwide can consider this report and act on its recommendations to ensure that universal childhood vaccinations remain at the forefront of the political, economic and social agenda.
Keynote speakers include Steve Allen, Professor of Paediatrics and International Health, Professor Adenike Grange, former Nigerian health minister and Jim Dobbin MP, Co-chair of the APPG for Child Health and Vaccine Preventable Diseases and sponsor for the event. We hope to confirm a Government spokesperson in due course.
Admittance to the parlimentary launch is by invitation only and places are limited. If you would like to attend the launch event please contact Miss Karmjit Kaur on the contact details below.
email@example.com or 0207 092 6006.
ICHG Winter Meeting 2013, Monday 4 November
Protecting Children: A Global PerspectiveKennedy Theatre, Institute of Child Health, London
In this meeting we aim to explore child protection issues that have global relevance and those that are highlighted when cultures with different beliefs and practices come together in the UK. We aim to share experiences of child protection, discuss best practice, and reflect on the various responses in different contexts.
Morning theme: Safeguarding children in low resource settings
Global epidemiology of child abuse, Prof Therese Hesketh
Setting up a one stop centre for children in Blantyre, Malawi, Dr Yabwile Mulambia
Human rights perspective, Frances Sheahan
Afternoon theme: Cross cultural aspects to protecting children in the UK
Asylum seeking, Nick Lessoff
Female Genital Mutilation, Dr Deborah Hodes
Debate on Cross Cultural Working
Doctor / Retired: £75 / 60
Nurse or other professional / Retired: £50 / 40
ICHG members receive a £25 discount
Click here for online registration or here for details of postal registration (pdf).
David Morley Student Bursary 2013
The ICHG David Morley Student Bursary aims to fund an elective bursary in memory of David Morley, a founder member of our group, who died in 2009. The bursary of £500 will be awarded to the best proposal from a medical student planning to study child health in a low income setting during an elective period of study. It is intended primarily to help fund a clinical elective, rather than to cover the costs of research.
The application should take the form of a structured proposal of no more than 1000 words covering the student's aim, process (including brief details of place and local supervisor) and planned output. Applications will be judged by members of the ICHG committee and should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date to be announced January 2014.
The winner will be announced during the ICHG session at the 2014 RCPCH Annual Conference. The bursary of £500 will be presented in two stages: £250 on award and a further £250 to be presented on receipt of short report for the ICHG newsletter.
RCPCH Child Health in Developing Countries course
Please note that ICHG members receive a discount of £50 for the RCPCH Child Health in Developing Countries course. For more details about this new course, please see: http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/events/child-health-developing-countries-course.