About the Centre for International Child Health

  • The Centre for International Child Health (CICH) was established in 2001 within the University of Melbourne's Department of Paediatrics and the Royal Children's Hospital. CICH is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research & Training in Child & Neonatal Health, and a partner in the Women's and Children's Health Knowledge Hub. 

    Aims and strategies

    The Centre's core aims are to address the inequity in global child mortality, to assist countries to achieve their Sustainable Development Goals in child health, and to develop strong child health systems.

    To do this we focus on the following approaches:

    • Implementing global and local strategies for improving the quality of paediatric care
    • Supporting effective policies for child health and survival at national level
    • Clinical, epidemiological and operational research. Areas of research are issues that are central to reducing child mortality in the poorest countries
    • Developing evidence-based resources that can assist health-workers in developing countries
    • Strengthening local child health institutions in the region, and supporting clinical, research and leadership capacity among paediatricians and other child health professionals