The pediatric admissions and emergencies division conducts clinical studies to achieve a better understanding of the pathogenesis of certain diseases and to improve diagnosis.

Ongoing studies are about:

  • Treating children under 3 years old with febrile conditions without a focus
  • Comparing two types of sutures for wounds (absorbable versus  non-absorbable)
  • The effect of cold on improving spasmodic croup in children
  • Flu diagnosis criteria in children
  • Drug allergies in children
  • Viral meningitis

Sécurité et bien-être de la femme et de l'enfant sont les maîtres-mots qui vont accompagner le déroulement de l'accouchement à la maternité des Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève

Lors d'un accouchement, la péridurale est une technique d’anesthésie qui vise à atténuer, voire abolir, les sensations douloureuses des contractions. Cette vidéo s’adresse aux femmes enceintes qui souhaitent s’informer sur cette technique et sa mise en place.

Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care


Mission of the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Division

  • To provide care for all newborns, infant or child whose vital functions are threatened and who requires monitoring or therapy subject to intensive medicine.
  • To support patients and their loved ones in these crisis situations
  • To make every effort, in close collaboration with their immediate family, to provide all that is necessary and possible to improve the quality of life and chances of survival of children in a state that requires monitoring or specialized treatment.
  • To achieve and maintain a level of excellence over the long term, the effort depends on four components: clinical care, training-education, humanitarian projects as well as research, with the utmost respect for the children and their parents, and to improve their condition.

Development and Growth


Mission of the Development and Growth Division

  • Provide specialist care for children at risk of developmental or growth disorders. This care starts at birth and continues to the end of adolescence, to provide good health and appropriate development for children. Its activities include:

    • Supporting newborns and their mothers in the Maternity
    • Medical care and support for the development of sick newborns who are at risk of developmental disorders
    • Neurodevelopmental follow-up for children who are at risk of or who have a developmental disorder
    • Follow-up for children with endocrine diseases (e.g. diabetes, growth disorders, puberty disorders, etc.).
  • Promoting excellence and providing leadership in the fields of developmental pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology and diabetology.
  • Promoting dialogue both nationally and internationally, and achieving the highest levels of quality in care, teaching and research.
  • Training medical students, residents, nurses, midwives and dieticians.
  • Carrying out high-quality research in child development and pediatric endocrinology.