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Mission statement: ‘Professionals acting locally and globally to improve the health and well being of children and young people with a focus on social pediatrics and child health.‘ International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health, ISSOP (from 2012) – formerly European Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health, ESSOP (1977-2011): we are a group of health professionals interested in sharing our experiences and knowledge in the field of social pediatrics and child health. Some are doctors, others not. Please read the Presentation leaflet to discover what we do (A5 version). You can also find the Constitution, Position statements and others documents in the Download section. ISSOP is recognised as a non-profit organisation by the and is formally registered with Geneva authorities. Do not hesitate to contact the president or the secretary general for more information. ‘Social paediatrics is an approach to child health that focuses on the child, in illness and in health, within the context of their society, environment, school, and family.’ Spencer et al. Social paediatrics – glossary. J Epid Comm Health 2005...

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ISSOP (previously ESSOP) is an interdisciplinary, non-governmental, non-profit making, scientific body open to all child health professionals. The purpose of the organization is to promote knowledge of social paediatrics, to stimulate research in this field, to disseminate such knowledge at meetings and to work together with national and international agencies. Do not hesitate to contact ISSOP membership administrative support by sending a mail to (replace manually _at_ by the @ symbol) if you have any question after reading below. You want to apply as a new member (cv needed) renew your membership     This gives members opportunity to use their skills, resources and knowledge to develop local and global strategies to improve the health and well-being of children and young people The benefits of ISSOP membership include the following: Advocacy on behalf of children Contributing to the development of Social Paediatrics Stimulation of research/evidence based health care Networking in Social Paediatrics Training and Continuous Medical Education events Reduced rate for the journal: ‘Child: Care, Health and Development’ (click on the name for hyperlink) Annual Fee The annual membership fee for ISSOP is 50 Euros. For junior members (under age 35) and for those from supported countries (low- and mid-income countries as defined by the World Bank-updated annually), the fee is 35 Euros. You can pay via the ISSOP membership website: online with credit card or Paypal account...

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