August 12, 2016

A Healthy World for Healthy Children

Written by Johnson's®

Baby wrapped in towel

Photo: Johnson’s®

The JOHNSON’S® Brand is thrilled to be supporting the International Pediatrics Association (IPA) at the Congress this year. IPA’s work with pediatricians and healthcare providers to promote physical, mental and social health is rooted in “realizing the highest standards of health for newborns, children, and adolescents from all countries of the world.” At JOHNSON’S®, we also strive for the highest standards to not only meet the needs of families around the world, but also the needs of pediatricians, nurses and other healthcare providers. JOHNSON’S® is proud to support healthcare providers and the families they serve every day and during the International Congress on Pediatrics (IPA 2016) this month in Vancouver.

The perspectives shared at IPA 2016 offer us the moment to learn and connect globally to enrich our community. We invite you to join us as we start this conversation online on how to make the world a healthier place for all children starting with newborn care. Convening opinions, research and resources, the IPA 2016 Live Coverage Hub offers pediatric professionals, researchers and advocates a single online destination for content and digital conversation. Here are the ways you can get involved today:

  • Follow #IPA2016 to keep up with the live coverage of all the news and research coming out of the Congress.
  • Sign up to receive the latest news delivered directly to your inbox with the Baby Science: In Focus newsletter.
  • Add your voice to the conversation by submitting content at the IPA 2016 Live Coverage Hub.

As IPA 2016’s theme Community, Diversity, Vitality outlines, it is our varied and global perspectives as a community that delivers the best practices and research to support the lives of children. Although these are three simple words, they speak volumes on what we as leaders and experts in pediatrics can do to improve the health and wellbeing of all children everywhere.

Community: coming together for a shared goal

Gathering at IPA 2016, we have the chance to advocate and shape as a community the brightest future for newborn and infant health. At Johnson’s, our work in pediatrics has always been driven by the question: what is best for baby? Whether researching the best ingredients for products or sharing the benefits of multisensory development, our approach is based in providing the strongest evidence to inform care for infants. As a sponsor of IPA 2016, we join many others in engaging and sharing the latest research and development in pediatrics, as we’ll present at our symposium, exhibit booth and contributions to poster sessions. In the exhibit space, we are showcasing the latest research and care for baby through videos, scientific literature, products, talks with leading experts, and even a virtual reality experience. Enriching the discussion in what’s best for baby advances what’s best for the pediatrics community to meet the needs of families everywhere.

Diversity: welcoming the variety, embracing the differences

When it comes to pediatrics, there is no one size fits all solution. In our increasingly globalized world, we must be vigilant and aware of the variety of obstacles preventing any child from living a healthy life, from infancy to adolescence. At IPA 2016, we will attend with an open mind, ready to learn about the new solutions and best practices coming from every corner of the world. Every child is unique; the strength of our community lies in leveraging our global perspectives and experiences, such as this week in Vancouver and online, toward our goal of improving child health. As leaders in pediatrics, we can work together to accelerate the evidence-based solutions that serve all children.

Vitality: the state of being strong and active

At JOHNSON’S®, we believe it is up to all of us to keep babies healthy and provide the care they need. And we know we can help people achieve these goals for their families through our evidence-based research on baby care. Our research on multisensory stimulation builds on a positive development for baby by making the most of everyday moments like bath and massage, bedtime and skin care. At IPA 2016, join us to learn the benefits of these everyday moments that have extraordinary impact in giving babies the best start in life.

In Vancouver, we are gathering with a shared purpose—to accelerate the best research and strategies for delivering pediatrics care around the world. But no matter the research or practices we develop, we know a healthy world is not possible without the astounding work of healthcare professionals on the ground in every country. This is where the strength of our diversity and ability to come together as a community will serve us best. At IPA 2016, we look forward to working together to achieve our shared mission in building a healthier world for healthy families.