For decades Global Child Health (GCH) has been an important component of the paediatric deparments of the VUmc and the Emma Children’s Hospital, AMC. In 2018 the institutions VUmc and AMC formed an alliance continuing under the name Amsterdam UMC. With this alliance, the two institutes have joined their Global Health activities and have established the ‘Amsterdam Centre for Global Child Health’ (Amsterdam CGCH), which is unique in the Netherlands.

The report ’two decades of Global Child Health at Amsterdam UMC’ describes the activities and achievements over the past two decades and the future perspectives of the paediatric specialists in Global Child Health from both institutions.