A course provided by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Advanced Life Support Group & the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Child Abuse and Neglect has been identified as a major issue globally affecting large numbers of children both in upper and lower income countries.
Under Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and mistreatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them.
From 2nd - 5th May 2016, a total of 34 doctors and nurses who work with children and families attended a series of one day workshops at Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu provided by a visiting faculty from the UK.
The interactive training included small group teaching was extremely well attended with a variety of local doctors and nurses taking part.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) & the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children aim to provide follow-up workshops later this year led by local trainers with support from ALSG UK.
Many thanks to the UK Faculty og Dr Kate Denning, Sheila Moore, Dr Jean Price, Dr Deepak Upadhyay, Dr Neela Shabde, and Dr Chris Hobbs, and for the local support provided by Professor Dr Binod Man Shrestha, Head of Department and Professor Dr Chandeshwar Mahaseth, Medical Director at Kanti Children’s Hospital.