Newborn baby girl in the Ivory coast.

Paediatric Days

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.

The second Edition took place in Dakar, Senegal, and gathered 210 participants from 53 different countries. The third Edition will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on April 5 and 6, 2019.        Trainings and workshops will be organized a few days before and after the event.

Paediatric Days

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.

The second Edition took place in Dakar, Senegal, and gathered 210 participants from 53 different countries. The third Edition will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on April 5 and 6, 2019.        Trainings and workshops will be organized a few days before and after the event.

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.

Submit an abstract

Personnel working in paediatric and neonatal settings are invited to submit an abstract for evaluation to be presented at the Paediatric Days.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE NEXT PAEDIATRIC DAYS

Click here to read more information on the next edition of the MSF Paediatric Days. 

SIGNING UP FOR THE PAEDIATRIC DAYS

The next edition will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on April 5 and 6, 2019. You can sign up online.     

MSF Paediatric Days Dakar 2017

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