Call for abstracts


All interested individuals and groups working in paediatric care were invited to submit an abstract for the 6th edition of the MSF Paediatric Days, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya and online, on 3-4 May 2024. We welcomed abstracts focusing on humanitarian paediatrics applicable to resource-limited settings in these three categories: 

  • Neonatology 
  • Paediatrics 
  • Adolescent Health 


During the upcoming edition of the Paediatric Days, we will focus specifically on: 

  1. Paediatric HIV care, including PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis 
  2. Vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases, with a special focus on measles 
  3. Nutrition in infants and children 

Abstracts submitted within these areas were strongly encouraged, but abstracts related to any aspect of neonatal, paediatric, and adolescent health will be considered. Abstracts of scientific research (including study protocols, pilot implementations and literature reviews) as well as case studies or case series are welcome. 

Before submitting an abstract to MSF Paediatric Days 2024, please read the abstract submission guidelines carefully

  • Presenting authors of abstracts must be registered participants of the event (registration will open at a later date). 
  • Abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English or French with correct grammar and spelling. 
  • Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. 

The extended deadline for submitting an abstracts was on 8 January 2024 (23:59 CET). We will not consider late submissions.  



Assistance is available to review/assist in abstract writing. If you require this, please contact us by email at   


Abstracts will be reviewed by the Extended Content Committee, which includes representatives from MSF as well as external colleagues working in the field of humanitarian paediatrics. Abstracts are evaluated on the following criteria: quality of the study/work; clarity and relevance of the results/conclusions; potential to improve paediatric care in humanitarian settings; novelty/rarity of the topic/findings; relevance to the event themes; and potential impact (direct or indirect) of the results on MSF's paediatric projects. 

All abstracts will be considered for either poster or oral presentation. 10-15 abstracts will be selected for oral presentation, while the number of posters is unlimited. 


The event will be live streamed to an online audience and recorded for later dissemination. Posters will be displayed both in person and virtually on a dedicated platform during the event. All content will be published on the MSF Science portal, an open access site, and recordings will be posted on YouTube after the event. Abstracts will be also published in the event agenda. Highlights of the day may be written up for possible future publication. 

All published items will be allocated a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), which ensures that your presentation can be accurately cited by other researchers and helps you track whether and how it has been shared.


If you have any questions, please contact 

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