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SJD Barcelona Children´s Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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The International Pediatric Forum programme aims to improve the health of babies, children and young people irrespective of from where they live. 

For more than 10 years, SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital has been sharing its knowledge with other healthcare organisations around the world to help strengthen their local capacities and improve the maternal and infant healthcare they offer, especially in children with complex diseases such as cancer, heart diseases and other potentially fatal illnesses.

Our areas of expertise

To improve healthcare systems and to have a global impact on healthcare provision for pediatric patients we focus on four areas.

Hospital management support

Personalised consulting in the areas of clinical and operational management, in the development of new units, healthcare models and the development of new healthcare provision projects.

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Training of professionals

Personalised training programmes and formal online or in-class training programmes, for doctors, nurses and non-healthcare professionals.

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Clinical support and complex case resolution

Support to local hospital departments and referral of patients, when management and follow-up of the case is required.

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Research programmes

Collaboration with our associated institutions in research projects and clinical trials at an international level in the field of pediatric diseases.

“We study the different genetic and epigenetic alterations associated with the clinical and pathological behaviours of paediatric tumours, with the aim of identifying new biomarkers and therapeutic targets that allow advances in the treatment”

Cinzia Lavarino Coordinator of the Translational Genomic Research Group of the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital Research Institute (IRSJD)

“By means of fortnightly telemedicine sessions, specialists from SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital give their point of view on the cases being treated by our colleagues in Hospital King Faisal de Kigali (Ruanda) and we provide them with the tools that we possess in Barcelona. The relationship with the team, which is comprised of good doctors, is magnificent. ”

Vicky Fumadó Coordinator of International Cooperation and of the Infectious Diseases and Imported Pathology Unit of SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital

20 collaborating healthcare centres in 12 countries

The following have participated in the International Pediatric Forum

“Thanks to the Fundación Leo Messi I was able to access a residential training, which enabled me to receive highly specialised training in pediatric oncology, and return to my country with a new knowledge that I could apply in my daily practice”

Victoria Sobrero pediatrician, specialist in child hematology and oncology, Hospital Austral, Argentina.

Promoting team

David Roé Crespo
Head of International Pediatri Forum

Contact with International Pediatric Forum