Newborn baby girl in the Ivory coast.

MSF Paediatric Days

The MSF Paediatric Days is an event for paediatric field staff, policy makers and academia to exchange ideas, align efforts, inspire and share frontline research to advance urgent paediatric issues of direct concern for the humanitarian field.

MSF Paediatric Days

The MSF Paediatric Days is an event for paediatric field staff, policy makers and academia to exchange ideas, align efforts, inspire and share frontline research to advance urgent paediatric issues of direct concern for the humanitarian field.

WHY FOCUS ON PAEDIATRICS?

In humanitarian settings, children are the most vulnerable group, with the highest risk of disease and mortality. They make up to 60 percent of all MSF patients, however, the humanitarian community is ill-equipped in addressing neonatal and children’s medical needs. Efforts must be made to deal with the most urgent global health threats to children, such as the fact that the majority of deaths in children under five occur in the neonatal period. Moreover there are important research gaps and topics such as neonatology, paediatric neurology, shock fluid therapy and palliative care are just a few examples of the large array of conditions where humanitarian paediatrics is lagging behind.

Replay of the event

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MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAST EDITION

Click here to read more information about the last edition of the MSF Paediatric Days (Stockholm, April 5 and 6, 2019).

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MSF Paediatric Days Dakar 2017

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