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Knowledge Translation, Advocacy and Policy

At the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health (C-GCH), our work goes beyond scholarly investigation and education with a focus on impactful implementation and policy.

Several initiatives, partnerships and networks are focused on the translation and management of knowledge that have direct and indirect impacts in specific areas of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. 

Advocacy and partnerships

We host three global networks: The Coalition of Centres in Global Child Health (The Coalition), the Global Sickle Cell Disease Network (GSCDN), and NCD Child. Collaborating with other global child health practitioners, universities, NGOs and UN agencies betters our hope of improving the lives of children and their families.

NCD Child

NCD Child is a global multi-stakeholder coalition that advocates for the rights and needs of children, adolescents, and young people who are living with or at risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

The Coalition of Centres in Global Child Health (The Coalition)

The Coalition of Centres in Global Child Health (The Coalition) is a network of over 50 academic global child health institutions working together to enhance research capacity, collaboration and knowledge.

Global Sickle Cell Disease Network (GSCDN)

The Global Sickle Cell Disease Network (GSCDN) is a community of sickle cell disease (SCD) scientists and clinicians committed to clinical care, research and education for people with SCD.

Evidence and policy

The Centre’s team is engaged in a combination of strategic, systematic reviews and evidence-based recommendations to inform policy makers in global child health, including UNICEF and WHO. 

We’re involved in initiatives and platforms that support the progress and framework to advance maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health within the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Learn more about our ongoing RMNCAH Implementation Research by following the link below.

View RMNCAH Implementation Research

Global Leadership Series

The Global Leadership Series is designed to encourage discussion around topical and timely global child health issues. We bring thought-leaders from around the world to SickKids as keynote speakers and panelists to share their experiences and insights for improving global child health and development. 

Watch more from our Leadership Series on our YouTube channel, and don’t forget to subscribe to our events list to receive invitations to future events! 

More from the C-GCH

About C-GCH

Visit our dedicated hub for global child health-focused activities at SickKids.

SickKids staff providing education in Africa.

Capacity Building

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

Research

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

Education and Training

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

Contact us

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

Mailing 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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