The SickKids Centre for Global Child Health provides a dedicated hub for global child health-focused activities and connects researchers and health-care professionals around the world. The centre is dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families in resource-poor environments through collaboration in groundbreaking research, sustainable capacity building through education, the active communication of results through advocacy, and through promoting improved child health through knowledge and networks.
SickKids is proud to be a part of Canada’s contribution to improving maternal, newborn and child health around the world. As one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health, SickKids is in a unique position to make an impact on a global level.
As the 2015 target deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) quickly approaches, two important platforms have been unveiled that support the tracking of continued progress and provide a framework to further advance maternal, newborn and child health. The Every Newborn Action Plan and the Countdown to 2015 Report for 2014 launched June 30, 2014, at the Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) Partners’ Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. SickKids’ Centre for Global Child Health expert, Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, is a lead author and advocate integral to the development of both major international reports.