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Knowledge Synthesis, Translation and Advocacy

At the Centre, we recognize that our work must go beyond scholarly investigation and education to impactful implementation and policy. With this in mind, numerous Centre initiatives, partnerships and networks are focused on the translation and management of knowledge that will have direct and indirect impacts in specific areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH).

Advocacy and partnerships

Many members of the Centre are actively engaged in global networks and partnerships. The Centre currently hosts three global networks: The Coalition of Centres in Global Child Health (The Coalition), the Global Sickle Cell Disease Network (GSCDN), and NCD Child. Collaborating with other global child health practitioners, universities, NGOs and UN agencies enhances the Centre’s role of helping to improve the lives of children and their families globally is enhanced. 

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NCD Child

NCD Child is a global multi-stakeholder coalition that advocates for the rights and needs of children, adolescents, and young people who are living with or at risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Global Sickle Cell Disease Network (GSCDN)

The Global Sickle Cell Disease Network (GSCDN) is a community of sickle cell disease (SCD) scientists and clinicians committed to clinical care, research and education for people with SCD.

Evidence and policy

The Centre’s team is engaged in a combination of strategic systematic reviews on topics of relevance to those responsible for setting policies in global child health, including UNICEF and WHO, as well as evidence-based recommendations to inform policy.

The Centre has been involved with important initiatives and platforms that support the tracking of continued progress and provide a framework to further advance reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health within the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Learn more about our ongoing RMNCAH Implementation Research

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Global Leadership Series

The Global Leadership Series is a periodic event designed to cultivate discussion around topical and timely global child health issues. The Centre welcomes thought-leaders from around the world as keynote speakers and panelists to share their experiences and insights for improving global child health and development.

Watch all past sessions on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to our events list to receive invitations to future events.


Centre members contribute to a wide variety of print and online publications and journals, providing commentary and contributing research to advance knowledge and policy and help impact and advance child health across the globe. See our latest news or visit our Research page to access publications from our Centre principal investigators' profiles and projects.


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About the Centre for Global Child Health

The Centre for Global Child Health connects researchers and health-care professionals around the world to improve the lives of children and their families in resource-poor environments.


Learn how leading child health experts are addressing global challenges through collaborative, innovative research.

Capacity Building

Our capacity building projects focus on collaborative and sustainable paediatric health workforce training and education programs.

Education and Training

We offer fellowships and student placements to prepare the next generation of leaders in global child health, as well as free courses to expand availability of training to health-care workers worldwide.

Contact us

For questions or more information about the Centre, please email us at, and follow us on Twitter @SickKidsGlobal and LinkedIn.


Centre for Global Child Health 
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) 
525 University Avenue, Suite 702 
Toronto, ON, M5G 2L3

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