Newborn baby girl in the Ivory coast.

MSF PAEDIATRIC DAYS

The Médecins Sans Frontières (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 Médecins Sans Frontières (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.

UPCOMING EDITION

The next edition of the Paediatric Days will take place in Dakar, Senegal, on November 27 and 28, 2020. Training courses for MSF field staff and workshops will take place before and after the conference. 

The main topics for the 2020 edition are the following ones:

  • Neonates – back to basics
  • Community-based model of care for neonatal and child health
  • Paediatric tuberculosis
  • Antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship in neonatal and paediatric care

Abstracts can now be submitted online on this website.

Photo: Participant in Dakar, 2017/MSF

SIGN UP FOR THE PAEDIATRIC DAYS

You can now register your interest to attend the MSF Paediatric Days in Dakar (November 27 & 28, 2020)

Photo: Poster exhibition in Stockholm, 2019/MSF

Submit an abstract

We are inviting abstracts submissions of research for the fourth edition of the MSF Paediatric Days. Deadline for submission: 12th April 2020.

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