CHILD2015 Email Forum

***21,000 children die every day from preventable causes***
World Health Organization, September 2011

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Click here for details of CHILD2015 thematic discussion: Protecting children from child abuse (2 October – 4 November 2013).

CHILD2015 addresses the information and learning needs of those responsible for the care of children in developing countries, including mothers, fathers and family caregivers as well as health workers. Its remit includes children’s rights to health and healthcare, and the social determinants of health.

The goal of CHILD2015 is: By 2015, every child worldwide will have access to an informed healthcare provider.

CHILD2015 is administered by the International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health, the Global Healthcare Information Network, and the International Child Health Group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

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Why should I join?

CHILD2015 members enjoy many benefits:

  • Be part of a worldwide community (more than 1800 members) dedicated to meet the information and learning needs of healthcare providers
  • Find out about funding and training opportunities, useful websites, new publications
  • Raise awareness about your organisation, activities, services
  • Share your experience and learn from others
  • Make new contacts
  • Collaborate to achieve common goals.


In addition, as a CHILD2015 member you will have the opportunity to contribute to international child health conferences worldwide through our Global Communications Package.

The address to send a message to CHILD2015 group members is:

CHILD2015 is facilitated by a unique process called Reader-Focused Moderation. This ensures maximum value for all members.

The CHILD2015 email archive is freely available at:

We are currently working with the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services to develop an innovative method to collate the key points expressed by HIFA2015 and CHILD2015 members in a new, searchable database. We are currently seeking financial and/or technical support to process the content of the CHILD2015 archive so that it is fully searchable and available in the database.

CHILD2015 members

Copyright Jean Sack ICDDRB, Courtesy of PhotoshareThere are more than 1800 members in 110 countries worldwide. Every CHILD2015 member has a signature profile, which is added to the end of each message they send to the group. In addition, many members have given specific permission for their profile to be included in the CHILD2015 Members Directory to facilitate one-to-one networking between members.

Geography of CHILD2015 members (2011)


Professional status of CHILD2015 members (2011)


Affiliation of CHILD2015 members (2011)

How do I join?

CHILD2015 is open to anyone with an interest in improving healthcare and membership is free. Join now!

“Enter into the discussion of important child health issues…”
Prof Duke Duncan, American Academy of Pediatrics

“I would like to see this marvellous forum being used more to build lasting relationships around the core themes of ISSOP, specifically on child rights and social determinants of health and the role of paediatricians in tackling social concerns.”
Tony Waterston, International Society for Social Paediatrics and Child Health

“I have benefited immensely from many of the items sent to me.”
Isaac E Ocheke, Consultant Paediatrician, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

“I think CHILD2015 is an excellent forum and does indeed disseminate useful info between diverse groups involved in this still relatively neglected field. The contributions from developing countries are particularly strong.”
Hugh Reyburn, paediatrician, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, Tanzania

“Congratulations on establishing this excellent network. I am regularly challenged and excited by the comments that are sent.”
Andrew Tomkins, HIV/AIDS adviser, TearFund, UK

“This type of engagement and discussion is absolutely critical… if the issues can be fully explored then the materials have a better chance of being effectively locally adapted as necessary to optimize likelihood of success in individual settings.”
Jonathan Spector, Chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health