First Pediatric Forum for Developing Countries Kicks off in Changsha
The First Pediatric Forum for Developing Countries, hosted by Hunan Children's Hospital, was held in Changsha on September 15, 2018. Nearly 1,000 health department officials, experts, and scholars from the U.S., the U.K., and the World Health Organization attended. They discussed children healthcare issues in developing countries, such as treatments for newborns and infants, preventive health care, early childhood development, the prevention and treatment of common childhood diseases, and birth defects.
The “Children's Health Collaboration Network of Developing Countries” was officially opened at the meeting. It is a collaborative endeavor initiated by the Hunan Children's National Hospital and other top-level children’s medical institutions such as the Beijing Children's Hospital and the Shanghai Children's Medical Center. It has attracted its first group of children’s medical institutions from developing countries such as Moldova, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania-Zanzibar.
The “Children's Health Collaboration Network of Developing Countries” opening ceremony.
A children’s health expert shares her experiences.