EPA-UNEPSA JOINS AND STRONGLY SUPPORTS THE IPA STATEMENT ON SAFETY AND HEALTH OF CHILDREN LIVING IN UKRAINE


IPA Statement on Safety and Health of Children Living in Ukraine The International Pediatric Association (IPA) is deeply concerned for the safety and health condition of all children who are suffering and affected due to the war between Ukraine and Russia. We also very concerned for the children for now refugees in neighboring countries. Children are often the innocent victims during armed conflicts. In alignment with the IPA constitution and on behalf of all children, we call on all international communities to take the necessary measures in support of the safety and well-being of children affected by the war in Ukraine. Exposure to war and violent acts adversely affects the life trajectory of children far more than adults. Apart from the potential for loss of live, physical injury and disability, disruption of their daily lives, schooling, parental and family support could lead to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues. Poor nutrition, insufficient water safety, poor sanitation, loss of housing, limited access to healthcare, increased risk of communicable diseases, with population movement all contribute to impact war have on children. As pediatricians, we are committed to the health and well-being of children from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. By ensuring these rights, only then we can protect children and secure their future. Today in Ukraine, a child may lose his or her live, become injured or disabled, loose a parent or a family member, learning opportunity at school, time to live as a child and play with friends. Their lives will not be the same when the war ends and they will carry the scars of the distress they endured for the rest of their lives. This letter serves as the official position statement and we invite the international community to make every effort for the war to end as soon as possible, in the interest of protecting children's safety, wellbeing, education, and health in Ukraine. We should all strive for fair, equal, and dignified treatment of children. We should protect the rights of children to be protected from harm throughout the fighting, and their safety must be a priority under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). In addition, humanitarian supplies including food and medical supplies to the families and children should be ensured as generous and efficient. These actions are imperative to prevent the detrimental effects of war on psychological and physical health over children.

EPA-UNEPSA joins IPA in: working for Every Child, Every Age, Everywhere
Prof. Enver Hasanoğlu President , Prof. Aman Pulungan IPA Executive Director
Massimo Pettoello-Mantovani, President EPA-UNEPSA (IPA Member Society)

EPA-UNEPSA full members

LIST OF PRESIDENTS OF NATIONAL PAEDIATRIC SOCIETIES
AFFILIATED TO EPA/UNEPSA

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Albania
Albanian Pediatric Society
www.aps.al

Armenia
Armenian Association of Pediatrics 
Website: www.arabkirjmc.am  

Austria
Austrian Society of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendheilkunde (ÖGKJ)
Website:www.docs4you.at

Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan Pediatric Society 
Contact: Bul BulProspect 21, Flat 33 baku 3700007  

Belgium
Société Belge de Pédiatrie/
Belgische Vereniging voor Kindergeneeskunde
Secretariat: c/o Newway
Leuvensesteenweg, 775
Website: www.bvksbp.be

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Pediatric Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Website: www.upubih.org

Bulgaria
Bulgarian Pediatric Association
Website: www.pediatria-bg.eu

Croatia (updated March 2011)
Croatian Pediatric Society
Website: www.hpd.com.hr

Cyprus
Cyprus Paediatric Society
Website: www.child.org.cy

Czech Republic
Czech Pediatric Society
Web: www.cpsjep.cz

Denmark
Danish Paediatric Society
Dansk PaediatriskSelskab
Website: www.paediatri.dk

Estonia
Estonian Paediatric Association
Website: www.elselts.ee

France
Association Française de Pédiatrie Ambulatoire (AFPA)
Website: www.afpa.org

France
French Society of Pediatrics
Société Française de Pédiatrie (SFP)
Website: www.sfpediatrie.com

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Pediatric Association of Macedonia
Website: www.zpm.org.mk

Georgia
Georgian Pediatric Association
Website: www.acadpediatr.ge

Greece
Hellenic Paediatric Society
Website: www.e-child.gr  

Hungary
Hungarian Pediatric Association
Website: www.gyermekorvostarsasag.hu  

Ireland
Royal College of Physician of Ireland
Faculty of Paediatrics
Website: www.rcpi.ie  

Israel
Israel Pediatric Association
Website: www.pediatrics.org.il  

Italy
Italian Federation of Primary Care Pediatricians
Federazione Italiana Medici Pediatri - FIMP
Central Office: Rome (Italy)
Via Parigi, 11 00185 – Roma (It)
Tel.: +39.06.44119827
Website: www.fimp.pro

Italy
Societa Italiana di Pediatria (SIP)
Central office: Via Gioberti, 60
00185, Roma (It)
Tel.: +39 06 4454912
Fax: +39 06 4938250
Website: www.sip.it

Italy
Società Italiana di Ricerca Pediatrica (SIRP)
Italian Society of Pediatric Research (SIRP)
President: Prof. Generoso Andria
Central Office: Via G. Quagliariello, 27 - 80131 NAPOLI
e-mail: sirp@centercongressi.com
Tel. +39 081 195 78490
Fax +39 081 195 78071
Skype: sirp.segreteria
Website: www.sirped.it

Kazakhstan
National Pediatric Society of Kazakhstan
Contact: Almaty 480096

Kyrgyz Republic – Kyrgyzstan
Society of pediatricians of Kyrgyzstan
Contact: Kyrgyzstan Research Institute
ul.Togoloka Moldo. N1 Bishkek GSP 720361

Latvia
Latvijas Pediatru Asociacija
Website: www.lpa.lv

Lithuania
Lithuanian Paediatric Association
Website: www.pediatrija.org
Tel. & Fax: +370 5 2391498

Luxembourg
Societe Luxembourgeoise de Pediatrie 
Contact: Clinique Pédiatrique
Centre Hospitalier
4 rue Barblé L-1210 Luxembourge
Tel.:+ 35 244 11 11

Moldova
Moldovan Pediatric Society
Website: www.pediatru.md

Montenegro
Montenegro Pediatric Assocoation
Contact: University Children’s Hospital
Ljubljanska bb 20000 Podgorica, Montenegro
Tel: +382.20412705

Norwegian
Norwegian Pediatric Association
Website: http://legeforeningen.no/Fagmed/Norsk-barnelegeforening/
Email contact: leder@barnelegeforeningen.no

Poland
Polish Pediatric Society
Polskie Towarzystwo Pediatryczne
Website: www.ptp.edu.pl

Portugal
Portuguese Society of Pediatrics
Sociedade Portuguesa de Pediatria (SPP)
Website: www.spp.pt

Romania
Romanian Society of Pediatrics
Societatea Romana de Pediatrie
Website: www.srped.ro

Romania
Societatea Romana de Pediatrie Sociala
Website:  www.pediatriesociala.ro

Russia
Russian Public Academy of Pediatrics
Contact: Lomonosovsky str. 2/62
119991, Moscow, Russia
Tel. & Fax: +7 499 1341308

Serbia
Paediatric Association of Serbia
Website: udruzenjepedijatara.rs

Slovakia
Slovakian Paediatric Society
Website: www.sls-sps.sk

Slovenia
Slovenian Paediatric Society
Website: www.zzp.si

Spain
Spanish Association of Pediatrics
Asociacion Espanola de Pediatria
Website: www.aeped.es

Sweden
Swedish Paediatric Society
Svenska Barnlakarforeningen
Website: www.blf.net

Tajikistan
Pediatric Society of Tajikistan
Contact: Tajik Scientific Clinical Center
Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Turkey
Turkish Pediatric Association
Turk Pediatri Kurumu
Website: www.turkpediatri.org.tr

Turkey
Turkish National Pediatric Society
Türkiye Milli Pediatri Derneği
Website: www.millipediatri.org.tr

Ukraine
Ukraine Pediatric Association
President: Prof. Jury Antipkin
Institute of Pediatrics Obstetrics and Gynecology

United Kingdom
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Website: www.rcpch.ac.uk
5-11 Theobalds Road,
WC1X 8SH, London, United Kingdom

Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan Pediatric Association
Contact: Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute
223, Bogishamol Street Taskent 100 140
Website: http://www.tashpmi.uz/new/index.php