pediatrics emerged as a medical discipline, a commitment to advocating for
children’s health and well-being has always played a role. Pediatricians
provide a voice to advocate for the rights of children in their own
communities, and around the world.
new book from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Global Child Health Advocacy: On
the Front Lines (September 2013), inspires and equips physicians and
other health care providers to join together and work for positive change.
Edited by pediatricians and former AAP presidents Stephen Berman, MD, FAAP, and
Judith Palfrey, MD, FAAP, Global Child Health Advocacy features
first-hand accounts from doctors who have worked in their communities to
improve the lives of children.
“Pediatricians have practiced advocacy skills to improve
child health outcomes at the individual, community and systems levels,” said
Dr. Palfrey. “The examples in this book provide principles and guidance for
child health professionals working in global health who want to address the
root causes of childhood mortality and morbidity, and who want to eliminate
persistent health disparities.”
as an inspirational guide for child health advocates, this first-in-its-field
resource offers up-close accounts of successful initiatives straight from the
front lines. Through these stories, child care leaders give an inside look at
the strategies, tools and techniques child health advocates have used to
promote health, deliver targeted care, and implement policies to improve
Chapters in Global Child Health Advocacy
chronicle the experiences of top-tier advocates in every corner of the globe:
Improving access to care in Nigeria
Creating a public child medical insurance system
influenzae vaccine advocacy in Guatemala
Implementing the national immunization program
in the U.S.
Community partnerships for polio eradication in
Malnutrition crisis intervention in Niger
HIV advocacy in South Africa
Reducing neonatal mortality in Chile
Campaigning against tobacco in the western
Preventing diarrheal diseases in Peru
covered in the book include immunizations, nutrition, acute and chronic health
care, maternal and newborn health, health promotion and child development.
Global Child Health Advocacy is sure to inspire physicians, nurse
practitioners, public health professionals and policy makers to forge positive
change to improve the lives of children.
Global Child Health Advocacy is available starting
Sept 5 from the
AAP at www.aap.org/bookstore.