ISSN 1662-4009 (Online)

ESPE Yearbook of Paediatric Endocrinology (2019) 16 13 | DOI: 10.1530/ey.16.13

Global Health for the Paediatric Endocrinologist

Jean-Pierre Chanoine & Julia von Oettingen


Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit, British Columbia Children’s Hospital and University of British Columbia; Division of Endocrinology, McGill University and Montreal Children’s Hospital


Preface: Welcome to the 4th edition of this section on Global Health in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. We again found a vast array of articles that are relevant to the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted in 2015 by all United Nations member states. Pediatric Endocrinology specifically fits with Sustainable Development Goal 3: “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”, a Goal that focuses on non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

As we are nearing the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin by Frederick Banting (and Charles Best) and John MacLeod (and James Collip), articles on diabetes highlight directly or indirectly the need for better access to affordable insulin. While all aspects of pediatric endocrinology are discussed in the 2018-2019 literature, a number of articles focus on disorders of sexual development and on the relationship between nutrition and stunting.

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