Improving Maternal Child and Adolescent Health


The 1st Congress of Global Children Healthcare Collaboration & Cerebral Palsy Alliance

On 14-16th September Cerebral Palsy Alliance co-hosted “The 1st Congress of Global Children Healthcare Collaboration & Cerebral Palsy Alliance” in Changsha, China. This inaugural summit was co-organised by Cerebral Palsy Alliance and the Preterm Birth International Collaborative (PREBIC) in conjunction with the Children’s Health Collaboration Network for Developing Countries and Hunan Children’s Hospital. Professor Nadia Badawi, AM co-chaired the summit with Dr Nambert Zhong, President of PREBIC, and Director of the Pediatric Research Institute of HPCH, and Dr Lihong Tan, President of Hunan Children’s Hospital, and Chairman of the Children’s Health Collaboration Network. Prof Badawi and Mr Andrew Buchanan, representing the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Board of Directors, delivered key note speeches launching World CP Day in China. Other presenters and delegates from Cerebral Palsy Alliance and The University of Sydney, included Ms Prue Golland, Dr Tasneem Karim, Dr Cathy Morgan, Dr Sarah McIntyre, Dr Maria McNamara, Associate Professor Karen Walker and Professor Alistair McEwan. International experts including representatives from the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and the GATES Foundation were also in attendance. Exciting opportunities for training and educational exchange, and future research collaborations were identified.



The Sydney Global Child Health Network welcomes its 100th member

The Network welcomed its 100th member in September. This is very exciting and we look forward to more individuals interested in global child health joining us. For more information and to register, go to the Membership page. 




16th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatrics (APCP) 2018

The Congress was held from 25th - 29th August 2018 in Bali, Indonesia and the theme was "SDGs and Reducing Inequalities: How Far Have We Come?"

Professor Elizabeth Elliott (pictured) was awarded an Outstanding Asian Paediatrician Award (OAPA) from the Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA). The awards are made every three years following nominations from country societies. Professor Elliott was nominated by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). She also represented the Network by presenting a poster. Congratulations!

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