Thanks a lot to our Slovenian colleagues for a very successful meeting in Velenje, Slovenia
Due to the recent measles outbreaks in Europe and in view of decreasing vaccination rates ECPCP publishes the following statement
The medical profession and the paediatric team play a crucial role in the community to convince parents and adolescents about the benefits of routine immunizations. Children and adolescents have the fundamental right to receive the best medical care. Therefore, health authorities, parents and the medical profession should undertake all efforts to achieve high immunization coverage in order to prevent and control potentially devastating childhood diseases... [PDF download]
We began discussing the feasibility of global standards for training and assessment. If this were possible, through collaboration with the global pediatric community, the outcome could be a dramatic improvement in the quality of care we provide to the world's children.
ECPCP fully endorses the following latest declaration of ISSOP (International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health) on the rights, health and well-being of children and youth on the move, signed in Budapest in October 2017.