The ECPCP Velenje statement

Thanks a lot to our Slovenian colleagues for a very successful meeting in Velenje, Slovenia

Due to the recent measles outbreaks in Europe and in view of decreasing vaccination rates ECPCP publishes the following statement

The ECPCP Velenje statement - how to deal with vaccination hesitancy in the community.

Strategies and tools for the primary care paediatrician for the achievement of a high vaccine uptake in practice and in the community.

The medical profession and the paediatric team play a crucial role in the community to convince parents and adolescents about the benefits of routine immunizations. Children and adolescents have the fundamental right to receive the best medical care. Therefore, health authorities, parents and the medical profession should undertake all efforts to achieve high immunization coverage in order to prevent and control potentially devastating childhood diseases... [PDF download]

Oct, 13th : ISSOP declaration, Budapest, Oct 2017

ECPCP fully endorses the following latest declaration of ISSOP (International Society for Social Pediatrics and Child Health) on the rights, health and well-being of children and youth on the move, signed in Budapest in October 2017



Paediatricians and parents like the booklet- ECPCP survey now online

European Personal Child Health Record Booklets (PCHRB) under the microscope. ECPCP completed between 2016– 2017 the analysis of two questionnaires on Personal Child Health Record Booklets in selected ECPCP countries. Prevention is the No.1 specialty of primary care paediatricians. The booklet, kept by parents and brought to well-child visits, is used to document and promote longitudinal care.



Controversy about early detection of hip dysplasia- ECPCP survey now online

Early detection of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) - different approaches in selected European countries. Diagnosis and early detection of developmental dysplasia of the hip DDH continue to be controversial. German- speaking countries (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) and some other countries (Hungary, Czech Republic) have a nationwide ultrasound screening program for all infants using the Graf technique.


17.09.17 - vaccination obligation in France

Reacting to increasing levels of vaccine hesitancy, French Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn recently confirmed on CNews, that as of January 1st 2018 vaccination obligation in France will be extended to eleven paediatric vaccines.  Vaccines against pertussis, measles, mumps, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae, pneumococcus, and meningococcal C, which are now highly recommended, will therefore be mandatory in the same way as those against diphtheria, tetanus and polio (DTP). French paediatric societies have welcomed this decision. The Minister did not give any details on a possible exemption clause proposed in the conclusions of the citizens' consultation chaired by Professor Alain Fischer, but which would be difficult to implement legally. "My goal is not to punish. The purpose of this obligation is to restore confidence…“she said. 




The European Confederation for Primary Care Paediatricians has adopted and adapted the Global Pediatric Curriculum for primary care residency training in Europe.
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We began discussing the feasibility of global standards for training and assessment. If this were possible, through collaboration with the global pediatric community, the outcome could be a dramatic improvement in the quality of care we provide to the world's children.
--Dr. Alfred Tenore
Chair, GPEC