Previous Webinars

CHIFA Webinar: Vaccination and Child Rights, 7th October 2016, 13.00 GMT

Organised by the CHIFA Steering Group in association with the International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP)

CHIFA from FLACSO Argentina on Vimeo.

We thank the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Argentina, for technical hosting.

Speakers: Gonca Yilmaz, Rita Nathawad

Facilitator: Tony Waterston
Duration: 45 mins (talk 30 mins, discussion 15 mins)

Theme: The webinar covers the application of the UN Convention to children vaccination. Anti-vaccine movement focuses on the decision of parents not to vaccinate their children. This decision can harm other children and increase the risks of outbreaks. In this webinar, we address child rights approach to protect children's health.

Gonca Yilmaz is a member of the executive committee of the European Society for Social Paediatrics and Child Health. She is a social paediatrician in a training hospital in Ankara, Turkey, and has a postgraduate degree in social paediatrics. Her interests include child rights, child abuse and neglect management, well child baby care, and infant nutrition.

Rita Nathawad is a paediatrician in the Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics at the University of Florida, College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.  She is board certified in both paediatrics and in paediatric infectious disease.  She is also in the final year of a Master’s Program in Global Health Policy through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Her research interests include child rights, health care transition and youth participation in vaccine decision making.  Nathawad is a paediatric infectious disease specialist in Jacksonville, Florida and is affiliated with Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. She received her medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years. She is one of 7 doctors at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center who specialize in Paediatric Infectious Disease.

Tony Waterston is a retired consultant paediatrician who worked mainly in the community in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He spent 6 years working in Zambia and Zimbabwe and currently directs the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Diploma in Palestinian Child Health teaching programme in the occupied Palestinian territories. He is an Editor of the Journal of Tropical Pediatrics and is on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Social Pediatrics. His academic interests are child poverty, advocacy for child health and children’s rights.

HIFA Webinar 8: mHIFA WG Content Developers Webinar, 27 February 2015

Here is the recording of the webinar:
Part One
Part Two
Notes of the meeting are available here

ABOUT THE mHIFA PROJECT
The mHIFA project supports the wider HIFA community (15,000 members) to improve the availability of healthcare information for citzens in low- and middle-income countries.

The group also leads HIFA on the progressive realisation of the first HIFA SMART Goal, Mobile Healthcare Information For All “By 2017 at least one mobile network operator or mobile handset manufacturer, in at least one low- or middle-income country, will provide access to essential health information for direct use by citizens and free of any charges.” (updated 26 Sept 2015)

We are grateful to mHIFA WG member Dennis McMahon (Malaysia) for organising this meeting, and Professor Tom Cook of the University of Iowa for providing us with complimentary web conferencing facilities.

HIFA-CHIFA Webinar 7: Corporal punishment. 10th February 2015, 4pm UK time

This webinar was a follow up to the excellent webinar on child abuse held in June 2014.

The speakers were:

Dr Joan Durrant is a Child-Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Family Social Sciences at the University of Manitoba in Canada. She has conducted research on corporal punishment and its abolition for 25 years. She has published many academic articles on the issue, lived in Sweden to study the effects of the world’s fi first corporal punishment ban, served on the Research Advisory Committee for the UN Study on Violence against Children, and co-edited a book on corporal punishment published by UNESCO. With Save the Children Sweden, she created a program aimed at eliminating corporal punishment, Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting, which is being implemented in more than 30 countries.

Ms Sonia Vohito is the coordinator of the Africa Project of The Global Initiative to End Corporal Punishment, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In this role, she promotes law reforms and supports national campaigns and research for the prohibition and elimination of all corporal punishment of children in Africa. Sonia Vohito holds post-graduate qualifications in International law and voluntary sector management, she is a PhD candidate in comparative consitutional law.

Prof Gonca Yilmaz is a member of the executive committee of the International Society for Social Paediatrics and Child Health. She is a social pediatrician in a training hospital in Ankara, Turkey, and has a postgraduate degree in social pediatrics. Her interests include child rights, child abuse and neglect management, well child baby care, and infant nutrition.

HIFA-CHIFA Webinar 6: Child abuse and neglect identification, management and CHIFA, 17th June 2014

Organised by the CHIFA Working Group in association with the International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP)
17 June 2014
Speakers: Gonca Yilmaz, Tony Waterston

Theme: Researchers are still uncertain about the threshold at which certain parenting behaviors begin to compromise a child’s development. That is to say, behaviours that are not severe enough to be considered abusive or neglectful by legal definitions may nonetheless have detrimental effects on children’s development. So sharing knowledge and experiences can contribute to develop standard identification techniques to child abuse and its management. The webinar will focus on local strategies which may be effective in developing responses to child abuse and neglect in societies where these conditions are not widely recognized.

Topics: training in the recognition of child abuse; developing local support structures; influencing local culture towards a respect for child rights.

Speakers:

Gonca Yilmaz is a member of the executive committee of the International Society for Social Paediatrics and Child Health. She is a social pediatrician in a training hospital in Ankara, Turkey, and has a postgraduate degree in social pediatrics. Her interests include child rights, child abuse and neglect management, well child baby care, and infant nutrition.

Tony Waterston is a retired consultant paediatrician who worked mainly in the community in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He spent 6 years working in Zambia and Zimbabwe and currently directs the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Diploma in Palestinian Child Health teaching programme in the occupied Palestinian territories. He is an Editor of the Journal of Tropical Pediatrics and is on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Social Pediatrics. His academic interests are child poverty, advocacy for child health and children’s rights.

HIFA-CHILD2015 Webinar 5: The role of children and adolescents in health decision-making, 27th June 2013

Download the PowerPoint presentation here. A PDF version of the presentation is available here.

Organised by the CHIFA Working Group in association with theInternational Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP)

Start: 3pm (UK/London time)
Duration: 50 minutes (30 minutes presentation plus 20 minutes discussion)
Speakers: Gonca Yilmaz, Ayesha Kadir

Theme: It is widely believed that children and adolescents lack capacity to make informed contributions to decision-making, and that doing so may place them at risk and have adverse consequences on their health. However, the experience of child participation around the world provides a growing body of evidence, not only that these concerns are unfounded, but that participation has a widespread positive impact. This webinar will look at the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (http://www.unicef.org/crc/ ) and its application to the right of children and adolescents to participate in decisions relating to their health and health care.

Topics:

  • What participation means, from the UNCRC
  • The ladder of participation
  • The benefits of participation
  • Examples of participation:
    Case #1 – A family makes plans for their 8-year old girl to undergo female genital mutilation.
    Case #2 – A 14-year-old girl is inseminated by her uncle and becomes pregnant.
    Case #3 – A 10-year-old boy develops enuresis nocturna.
    Case #4 – A 9 year old girl with terminal acute lymphoblastic leukemia(ALL) rejects therapy and wants to go home.Speakers:
    Gonca Yilmazis a member of the executive committee of the European Society for Social Paediatrics and Child Health. She is a social pediatrician in a training hospital in Ankara, Turkey, and has a postgraduate degree in social pediatrics. Her interests include child rights, child abuse and neglect management, well child baby care, and infant nutrition.Ayesha Kadiris a Paediatric Clinical Fellow at King’s College Hospital, UK. She was previously a Pediatric AIDS Corps Physician at the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, USA. She has an interest in human rights (especially child rights), HIV infection and malnutrition. She is coordinating a study of the social determinants of child health together with colleagues in the UK, Africa and Eastern Europe. She is also working on an initiative in the US to make human rights training a standard part of medical education, as a means to promote a rights-based approach to care. She would welcome contact from others with a similar interest to share ideas and collaborate.

     

    HIFA2015-CHILD2015 Webinar 4: Adolescent health rights, 28th June 2012

    Organised by the CHILD2015 Working Group in association with the International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP).

    Speakers: Gonca Yilmaz, Ayesha Kadir
    Duration: 45 mins (talk 30 mins, discussion 15 mins)
    Theme: The webinar covered the application of the UN Convention to adolescent health and using the convention to improve the health and health care of teenagers.

    Recording of the Webinar

    PowerPoint presentation (PPT file, 2Mb).

    Gonca Yilmaz is a member of the executive committee of the European Society for Social Paediatrics and Child Health. She is a social pediatrician in a training hospital in Ankara, Turkey, and has a postgraduate degree in social pediatrics. Her interests include child rights, child abuse and neglect management, well child baby care, and infant nutrition.

    Ayesha Kadir has been a Pediatric AIDS Corps Physician at the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, USA. She has an interest in human rights (especially child rights), HIV infection and malnutrition. She is currently organising an effort in the US to make human rights training a standard part of medical education, as a means to promote a rights-based approach to care and would like to expand this to an international level. She would welcome contact from others with a similar interest in order to work collaboratively.

    HIFA2015-CHILD2015 Webinar 3: Child health and child rights, 13th June 2012

    Organised by the CHILD2015 Working Group in association with the International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP).

    Speaker: Tony Waterston, co moderator of CHIFA
    The webinar covered the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the relevance of child rights to child health, and using the articles in the convention to improve children’s health care.

    A report of the meeting is available here (PDF, 80kb)

    A recording of the Webinar is available here (the recording was accidentally started 44 minutes before the actual start – please advance the slider to 44 minutes)

    Tony Waterston is a retired consultant paediatrician who worked mainly in the community in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He spent 6 years working in Zambia and Zimbabwe and currently directs the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Diploma in Palestinian Child Health teaching programme in the occupied Palestinian territories. He is an Editor of the Journal of Tropical Pediatrics and is on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Social Pediatrics. His academic interests are child poverty, advocacy for child health and children’s rights.

    HIFA2015 Webinar 2: Getting in the access loop: Enabling more health researchers in Africa to publish effectively

    The second HIFA Webinar was led by the Humanitarian Centre, supported by Public Library of Science, and took place on 1st June 2012: further information.

    The discussion continues on the HIFA email forum. Join here.

    A report of the webinar will be available shortly. Meanwhile a recording of the webinar is available here. To access the recording, enter your email address and name, click on Play button (right side of screen), and allow Java (jnlp) file to run.

    Webinar brochure (PDF, 450kb)

    HIFA Webinar 1: Can Open Access publishing provide Healthcare Information For All by 2015?

     

    Healthcare Information For All by 2015
    This first HIFA Webinar was supported by thePublic Library of Science, a HIFA Supporting Organisation and a leading publisher of open access journals. It took place on 28th March 2012 and was a great success.

    Download:
    Report of meeting – PDF, 150kb
    Presentation by Virginia Barbour (Chief Editor, PLoS Medicine) – PDF, 1.6Mb
    Ginny Barbour PLoS
    Presentation by Neil Pakenham-Walsh(Coordinator, HIFA2015) – PDF, 1.5Mb

    The Webinar has been recorded and can be played back as follows:
    1. Go to:
    https://globalcampus.uiowa.edu/play_recording.html?recordingId=126232530...
    2. Type your email address and name
    3. Click Play (bottom right)
    4. Allow download of file recording.jnlp
    5. Run file recording.jnlp – Wait
    6. Allow Download Recording from globalcampus.uiowa.edu
    7. The recording will start automatically.
    8. Controls for playback – Play/Pause/Stop – are available in lower left corner.
    9. You can use the slide bar (at the bottom of the screen) to move directly to later sections of the webinar.

    The discussion continues now on the main HIFA Forum. If you are not already a member of the HIFA Forum, join here.

    1. MEETING INFORMATION NEEDS: Articles in Open Access journals are available free to anyone with an internet connection, and can be freely shared and reproduced. To what extent do current OA journals help healthcare providers (doctors, nurses, midwives…) to reduce suffering and save lives in poor and middle-income countries? Do current OA journals provide the information healthcare providers need? Or, at the moment, are they only relevant to special groups such as researchers, development professionals, academics and high-level professionals?

    2. WHERE THERE IS NO INTERNET: What about the vast majority of healthcare providers in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), who do not have regular internet access? Do OA journals make any difference to them – perhaps indirectly, by allowing re-use? For example, printing and incorporation in teaching aids? What advantages (or disadvantages) do OA journals bring to those who are responsible for production of systematic reviews, for guideline development, and for production of reference and educational materials?

    3. HOW CAN OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING BE DEVELOPED FURTHER in the coming 3 years to help ensure that healthcare providers in LMICs will have access to the information they need to learn, to diagnose, to manage and prevent disease, and to save lives and reduce suffering? How can open access publishers work with healthcare providers to support a transition from information dependence to information autonomy and thereby contribute to overall sustainable economic development and enhanced quality of life in LMICs?

    Our thanks to PLoS for supporting efforts to achieve Healthcare Information For All.