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SickKids research students share their passion for global child health on International Youth Day

Young people are essential partners in creating positive change around the world. On this day twenty years ago, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly designated International Youth Day (August 12) as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men in shaping the world for a better tomorrow, and as an opportunity to shed light on unique challenges facing the world’s youth.

Research students at the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health are passionate about advancing knowledge to improve children’s health in low- and middle-income countries. This summer, they have been exploring health challenges faced by young women, children and adolescents living in resource-constrained settings through their placements at the Centre. Working with leading global experts and research teams, the students have focused on a range of topics from severe acute malnutrition to infant wheeze, investigating the global burden, potential interventions and public health solutions.

Watch the video below to learn about why these students are passionate about their research at SickKids, and how they hope to contribute to a brighter tomorrow through advancing global child health.


About the Centre for Global Child Health:

The Centre for Global Child Health is a dedicated hub for global child health activities and connects researchers and health-care professionals around the world. The Centre is proud to endorse the United Nations Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health and to be a part of Canada’s contribution to improving women’s and children’s health and rights around the world. Learn more at www.sickkids.ca/globalchildhealth and on Twitter @SickKidsGlobal.