The International Pediatric Association (IPA) exists to create a world where all children, regardless of age, location or family situation can live healthy lives.

For over 100 years, IPA has been the only global body representing the professional societies of pediatricians. We connect pediatricians from all over the world to lead improvements in child and adolescent health and rights. Since our foundation in 1910 we have become a globally respected voice in the international health community.

IPA advocates globally, nationally and locally for high quality, evidence-based and child-centred pediatric care. We are a respected partner of WHO and UNICEF and provide global leadership on emerging child health issues through our work with leading global health players.

IPA represents pediatricians from over 140 countries in over 150 member societies, enabling them to work together to improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of all children, from birth through adolescence.

We represent over a million pediatricians saving the lives and improving the health of more than a billion children.

IPA: working for every child, every age, everywhere.