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Centre for Global Child Health

The Centre for Global Child Health is the dedicated hub for global child health-focused activities at SickKids. We support a number of initiatives that work towards one goal – better newborn, child, and adolescent health. Collaborative research, sustainable capacity building, evidenced-based policy development, and improved health advocacy for children and families are a few ways we’re impacting health.

We're proud to endorse the United Nations’ Every Woman, Every Child Global Strategy, and to be a part of Canada’s contribution to improving women’s and children’s health around the world. We’re consistently making a positive impact on a global level, positioning SickKids as one of the world’s top paediatric health-care institutions and Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health. 

Welcome to the C-GCH!

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Research

See how leading child health experts are addressing challenges through collaborative, innovative research.

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Capacity Building

Improving child health outcomes through sustainable paediatric health workforce training and education programs.

Knowledge Translation, Advocacy and Policy Development

Learn how we're informing global child health policy development.

Education and Training

We offer programs, fellowships, and volunteer opportunities to students and fellows interested in making in impact in global child health.

Addressing global challenges in child health

The C-GCH connects researchers and health-care professionals around the world to improve the lives of children and their families in resource-poor environments. We’re advancing child health from several approaches – collaboration in ground-breaking research, sustainable capacity building through education, actively communicating results through advocacy, and promoting improved child health through worldwide networks.

Strategic objectives and vision

We’re improving the lives of children and their families in resource-poor environments through collaboration in ground-breaking research, sustainable capacity building through education, and by improving policy through advocacy and knowledge translation. 

Vision

The Centre shares the vision of The Hospital for Sick Children: Healthier Children. A Better World.TM 

Strategic Objectives
  1. Foster an environment to support research, and communicate our findings through channels that inform the global evidence base and development agenda. 
  2. Improve health systems through the development and delivery of targeted capacity building, leveraging education where there is a clear match between local needs and SickKids expertise. 
  3. Act as an academic partner to external organizations to advise on interventions, implementation design, and monitoring and evaluation. 
  4. Advocate for improved global child health and identify areas for growth that leverage existing strengths through strategic partnership and collaboration. 

Leadership

Dr. Stanley Zlotkin is the inaugural Chief of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and provides oversight for all Centre activities. Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta is the Inaugural Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health at SickKids and directs research activities for the Centre. Both are world-renowned experts in maternal, newborn and child health.

Brian Smith directs the Centre’s capacity building activities.

Meet our Centre's Principal Investigators

Contact us

For questions or more information about the Centre, please email us at globalchild.health@sickkids.ca and follow us on Twitter @SickKidsGlobal. 

Address

Centre for Global Child Health 
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) 
525 University Avenue, Suite 702 
Toronto, ON, M5G 2L3

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Download the C-GCH Annual Summary Report

Download the C-GCH Annual Summary Report

Download and read the C-GCH's 2019-2020 Annual Summary Report.

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