May ISSOP e-bulletin now available

11 June, 2019

Dear CHIFA members, the latest (May) ISSOP e-bulletin is now available at the following link -

And to whet your appetite, the contents list is shown below.

Please note the full programme for the ISSOP congress to be held this year in Beirut at the end of September, on the topic of Children in Armed Conflict: Rights, health and wellbeing. Full details of registration are on the ISSOP website,<>


1. Introduction

2. Meetings and news

2.1 Beirut ISSOP Conference & Programme

2.2 RCPCH motion on infant formula sponsorship

2.3 IPA Leadership and the SDG’s

2.4 Equal protection for children in Scotland

2.5 Thyroid disease in Russia

3. International Organisations

3.1 New UN special representative on violence against children appointed

3.2 Alma-Ata is still alive: Report on Universal Health in the 21 st Century

4. Current controversy

4.1 Should immunization be compulsory?

4.2 Where will paediatric societies get their funding?

4.3 Age of consent in Russia

5. CHIFA report

6. Trainee report

6.1 Reflections on being a child advocate

7. Publications

7.1 Evidence for benefit of mandatory vaccination

7.2 Anti vaxx controversy

7.3 Information wars

7.4 Yes, I am Sorceress

7.5 Gender equality

7.6 Policies of exclusion: Implications for the Health of Immigrants and Children

7.7 A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty

8. Correspondence

8.1 Task force of Health Promoting Hospitals, by Ilaria Simonelli

8.2 ISSOP + SAP = more than an MOU

CHIFA profile: 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 directed the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Diploma in Palestinian Child Health teaching programme in the occupied Palestinian territories. He was 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. He is currently the lead moderator of CHIFA. He is also a member of the HIFA Steering Group.

Email: Tony.Waterston AT