Centre for Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
The SickKids Centre for Global Child Health at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto advocates for improved global child health through strategic partnerships, collaborative policy, and setting the research agenda at institutional, regional, national and international levels. The SickKids Centre for Global Child Health directly and indirectly provides the following, aligning with the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health:
- (1) Country-led health plans: e.g. Micronutrient Powder (MNP) scale-up;
- (2) Integrated care: Most Centre for Global Child Health programs consider multidisciplinary function and interaction from physician to community health worker;
- (3) Health systems strengthening, Health workforce capacity building: Education and training, combined with the provision of equipment: e.g. Severe Acute Malnutrition Follow-Up Study;
- (4) Saving Newborn Lives/Brains toolkits study; Sickkids-Ghana Paediatric Nurses Training;
- (5) Program, SickKids-Caribbean Initiative (SCI) to Enhance Capacity for Care in Paediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders;
- (6) Coordinated research and innovation: Extensive portfolio of multi-institutional global research projects with partners such as Save the Children; Plan Canada; Munk School of Global Affairs, University of the West Indies, University of Ghana, among others, to ensure reciprocal learning.
2014-Every Newborn Action Plan
SickKids Centre for Global Child Health commits to improve the lives of newborns, children, and their families using focused research initiatives and the communication of research findings through creative knowledge translation strategies. The Centre will build capacity for human capital and health system improvements through education and knowledge exchange where there is a clear match between local needs and SickKids’ expertise, and through national scale-up. They will advocate for improved global child health through strategic partnerships, collaborative policy, and setting the research agenda at institutional, regional, national, and international levels. In addition, the Centre will ensure there is reciprocal learning that benefits newborns, children and their families, and other knowledge users in resource-poor environments.