Creating a Global Network of Care

Taking Paediatrics Abroad connects healthcare professionals from Australia with colleagues in remote communities and developing countries to share clinical knowledge, education, and expertise to support sick children and their families.

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What We Do - Global Telehealth & Telemedicine

Medical examination conducted in local clinic

Taking Paediatrics Abroad Definitions

Taking Paediatrics Abroad defines Telehealth as: video-conferenced clinician-to-clinician case discussions, education and guidance 

Taking Paediatrics Abroad defines Telemedicine as: patient consultations via video-conferencing

Crowded emergency clinic abroad

Our Commitment to a Global Network of Care

Taking Paediatrics Abroad connects experienced doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals from Australia with colleagues in remote communities and developing countries to share clinical knowledge, education, and expertise to support sick children and their families.

Currently, significant inequalities exist in global child health.

We know that children born into poverty are almost twice as likely to die before the age of five as those from wealthier families.

Taking care of sick children requires specialist skills.

In many of the regions where health outcomes are poorest for children, there are few doctors trained in paediatrics. Africa and South-East Asia report the lowest paediatrician density (0.8 paediatricians per 100, 000 children).

Further:

  • Due to COVID-19 travel and supply chain restrictions, there is currently less support from regular volunteer networks
  • Our intention is that our local colleagues in each country are supported to continue to help precious children and young people in their countries
  • We assist in situations where there are few sub-specialist colleagues to guide
  • Clinicians frequently in remote regions report feeling isolated professionally; it can be difficult to keep up with latest evidence-based knowledge and best practice.
  • We all share the goal of achieving the best possible outcomes for every child and young person and acknowledge that we can learn from one another.

Taking Paediatrics Abroad is committed to effecting change through:

  • improving health for children and young people globally by supporting and empowering their health professionals
  • collaborating with like-minded organisations

Our high-impact telehealth projects include:

  • Telemedicine consultations for children in remote locations in NSW.
  • Telehealth sessions connecting health professionals in developing countries to Australian experts.
  • Face-to-face overseas volunteering – Currently on hold due to COVID-19.

Telehealth Sessions with Developing Countries​

Taking Paediatrics Abroad connects Australian doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals with colleagues in developing countries.

Telehealth sessions with TPA
Aboriginal Family, grandmother and child

Telemedicine for Australian Aboriginal Communities​

Taking Paediatrics Abroad facilitates Telemedicine Consultations for Children in Remote Australian Aboriginal Communities​.

Face-to-face Overseas Volunteering​

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, our face-to-face overseas volunteering program is on hold for 2021. Read our Latest News area for updates.

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Children born into poverty are almost twice as likely to die before the age of five as those from wealthier families.

Help us improve health for children and young people globally.