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ISSOP trainee group has just had an opinion piece published in the Guardian on air pollution

“One of ISSOP’s trainee members has written an opinion piece, published in the UK newspaper, The Guardian, on the effects of air pollution on children’s health. This is a powerful statement on the impact of air pollution, particularly from diesel engines, on children’s respiratory function and on their lung growth. As social paediatricians we need to be aware of the damage done to children’s health by air pollution and advocate for change.” Nick Spencer, ISSOP President Link: This summer I treated...

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Support for breastfeeding from ISSOP for World Breastfeeding Week August 2018

In support of World Breastfeeding Week, ISSOP re-affirms its support for Breastfeeding (breast milk feeding) ( as a key determinant of child health in all countries. We endorse the statement by the International Pediatric Association (IPA) (, while stressing the importance of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (ICMBS) ( and elimination of potential conflicts of interest for pediatricians and their societies related to...

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ISSOP 34th e-Bulletin is out !

ISSOP e-Bulletin Nº 34. July 2018              => download the pdf ! CONTENTS 1. Introduction 1.1 Editorial 2. Meetings and news 2.1 ISSOP Annual Congress Bonn 2.2 ISSOP Annual Congress Agenda: More reasons to come 2.3 World Forum on Early Care and Education 2019 2.4 Podcast from Prof Tony Costello: How to be a social activist for health 2.5 Early intervention 3. International Organisations and Voices 3.1. The Aquarius, Trump and the ongoing migrant crisis 4. Current controversy 4.1 Breast feeding and infant formula marketing again 4.2 Why women in the US make the ‘choice’ not to breastfeed 5. CHIFA report 6. Publications 6.1 SDG for...

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ISSOP Response to US government’s separation of families and violation of child and human rights

“As the only global organization advancing the principles and practice of social pediatrics and child rights, and the source of the Budapest Declaration on the Rights, Health, and Well-being of Children on the Move, we, jointly with other national and international organizations (see ), call on the United States to stop the barbaric abuse of children at the US-Mexican border.” => read the full response “Como organización profesional de referencia mundial que promueve los principios y la práctica de la pediatría social y los derechos del niño, y generadora de la Declaración de Budapest sobre los Derechos, la...

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