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.
We're also a member of:
- Canadian Partnership for Women's and Children's Health (CanWaCH)
- Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS)
- Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
- Home Fortification-Technical Advisory Group (HF-TAG)
- Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH)
- Consortium for Universal Rh Disease Eradication (CURhE)
- Policy and Economics Research in Childhood Cancer (PERCC)
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.
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.