4th Child Health Priorities conference

The conference theme of the 4th Child Health Priorities conference is Getting back to basics: Child Health in 2013. The conference is being held from the 31 October to 2 November at the Wits Medical School in Parktown, Johannesburg

This meeting follows on the highly successful third Child Health Priorities Conference (CHPC) held in East London in November 2012. That meeting, sponsored by UNICEF, was characterised by a series of stimulating and thought-provoking plenary, round table, and research presentation sessions.

It was attended by over 140 participants representing amongst others: doctors, nurses, and other practitioners within the health service; academics; national, provincial and local health departments; international and national child health related organisations; non-governmental organisations and individual child health practitioners and advocates.

The forthcoming conference will focus on presenting current and new evidence that informs child health practice in South Africa. The programme will include plenary and abstract driven sessions on:

  • Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in South Africa: a review of the implementation of some key strategies to reduce poverty, hunger and child mortality
  • Overcoming bottlenecks and barriers in child health programme delivery
  • Achievements in primary health care re-engineering
  • Advances in paediatrics and child health
  • Seminars on Early Childhood Development, Child Nutrition, and an Essential Child Health Care package
  • Skills workshops        

The South African Child Health Priorities Association will host the conference, which will bring together expert South African speakers. The conference has been made possible by support from UNICEF.

 You can obtain further detail at the conference website.

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