Welcome to WSPID WSPID is a confederation of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (PID) societies. The WSPID aspires to create a global network of national and international PID societies for exchange of information and knowledge between the societies. This may forster collaborations among PID specialist from all over the world. Learn More

Launch of the WPSID Journal Club

WSPID is excited to announce the upcoming launch of the new WPSID Journal Club and is inviting young PID professionals to apply to present at a session.

The WSPID Journal Club is a bi-monthly online event series providing young professionals the opportunity to enhance their skills in reviewing and writing scientific articles. The purpose of the Journal Club is to present a critique of an article in order to better understand how to frame effective clinical questions, understand databases, perform searches, as well as review the basics of study designs, relevant statistics and the concepts of ethics and justice.

Interested in presenting an article at one of the Journal Club session?

Learn more & sign up here

Public consultation for the new WHO EML Antibiotic AWaRe Book is now live!

WHO has prepared a draft WHO Essential Medicines List Antibiotic Book. This publication provides information related to the prescribing and use of the antibiotics on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines for the empiric treatment of common infections in adults and children.

The target audience of the publication and infographics includes all categories of healthcare providers prescribing and / or dispensing antibiotics (physicians in the outpatient and inpatient setting, dentists, nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists) both in the primary health care and the facility setting, developers of guidance documents, and procurement agencies.

The public consultation ends on 31 January 2022, 23:59, CET

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Prof. Mark Cotton, WSPID President, recognized for his pioneering work in research and treatment of HIV in children

WSPID is proud and delighted to announce that our President and South African pediatrician Mark Cotton is the winner of this year's Hope Award. He was recognised for his invaluable pioneering work in research and treatment of HIV in children, including those with tuberculosis. He was honoured at the Hope Gala, a fund-raising event, on October 29th 2021 in Dresden, Germany.

Petra Köpping, Minister of Health for Saxony in Germany paid tribute to Prof Cotton for his commitment. "Mark Cotton has saved the lives of hundreds of children. It is thanks to him that the treatment options were consistently researched and developed over the past 20 years. In doing so, he laid the foundation for global expertise." Prof. Cotton has consulted with the World Health Organization as an advisor about HIV in children.

The Hope Award was presented for the 12th time this year. Previous winners included the musicians Bob Geldof and Harry Belafonte as well as the CDU politician Rita Süßmuth.

The HOPE Cape Town Foundation (https://hopecapetown.org) strives to improve the quality of life of children and families affected by HIV, social challenges and related conditions and assists them to reach their full potential. It celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Save the date and register for our upcoming webinar

Don't miss our upcoming webinar taking place on November 29th at noon GMT.

The latest webinar will focus on "Emerging issues in pediatric dengue" and include expert speakers from around the globe. Join us!

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