Centre for Global Child Health
Knowledge Synthesis, Translation and Advocacy
At the Centre, we recognize that our work must go beyond scholarly investigation and education to impactful implementation and policy. With this in mind, numerous Centre initiatives, partnerships and networks are focused on the translation and management of knowledge that will have direct and indirect impacts in specific areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH).
Advocacy and partnerships
Many members of the Centre are actively engaged in global networks and partnerships. The Centre currently hosts 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 enhances the Centre’s role of helping to improve the lives of children and their families globally is enhanced.
Evidence and policy
The Centre’s team is engaged in a combination of strategic systematic reviews on topics of relevance to those responsible for setting policies in global child health, including UNICEF and WHO, as well as evidence-based recommendations to inform policy.
The Centre has been involved with important initiatives and platforms that support the tracking of continued progress and provide a framework to further advance reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health within the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Global Leadership Series
The Global Leadership Series is a periodic event designed to cultivate discussion around topical and timely global child health issues. The Centre welcomes thought-leaders from around the world as keynote speakers and panelists to share their experiences and insights for improving global child health and development.
Centre members contribute to a wide variety of print and online publications and journals, providing commentary and contributing research to advance knowledge and policy and help impact and advance child health across the globe. See our latest news or visit our Research page to access publications from our Centre principal investigators' profiles and projects.