The New Paediatricians
Successful Red Cross FCP candidates after their graduation. Red Cross Hospital registrars continue their remarkable record of 100% pass rate in the clinical exams. From left to right: Shenaaz Akhalwaya, Kim Price Phindi Mteshana, Cecilia Makiwane...
A boost for child respiratory health
Prof Heather Zar has been awarded a Medical Research Council (MRC) Extramural Research Unit which will allow her develop her research on childhood respiratory disease even further.
The Road to Health Campaign
An initiative by the School of Child and Adolescent Advocacy Committee to put doctors, nurses and children back on the road to health.
Breatheasy Programme makes a big difference to family live
Breatheasy Programme makes a big difference to family life
The Faculty of Health Sciences has offered full support to the Breatheasy Programme by creating teaching posts with a Clinical Masters in Nursing that will grow their work.
Opening of the Childsafe Centre
The Child safe building was opened on Red Cross grounds last year. Childsafe South Africa aims to reduce and prevent intentional and unintentional injuries of all severity through research, education, environmental change and recommendations for...


Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Prof Andrew Argent

Huge congratulations to Prof Andrew Argent who was awarded the SA Medical Association (SAMA) Lifetime Achievement award on Saturday at their annual conference.  This is wonderful recognition of his extraordinary contributions to caring for children and to improving child health.


Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 17:45
Dr Diane Gray

Dr Diane Gray was awarded the best oral presentation in paediatric pulmonology at the South African Thoracic Society Congress for her presentation "Lung function in the first year of life in African infants: effect of early life pneumonia".  Prof Zar commented  "This is ground breaking work from the lung function research team, that Di has so superbly established in the Drakenstein Child Health study.

Publication Date:
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 11:15
Dr Shrish Budree

Dr Shrish Budree was awarded the South African Thoracic Society GSK Fellowship for his work on nutrition, growth and pneumonia in the Drakenstein Child Health Study - another important area for child health.

Publication Date:
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 10:45
Dr L Githinji

Dr Leah Githinji was awarded a prestigious doctoral scholarship by the African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research, UK.  This will enable her to undertake 3 years of study towards her PhD on "Lung function in HIV-infected adolescents in the Cape Town adolescent antiretroviral chohort", a study that is currently underway in REACH.

Publication Date:
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 11:00