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New Head of Department
Professor Andrew Argent has been appointed as Head of Department: Paediatrics and Child Health with effect from 1 November 2017 for a three-year term.
Heather Zar named 2018 Woman in Science Laureate
Professor Heather Zar has been announced as the 2018 L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate for Africa and the Arab States, in recognition of her wide-ranging contributions to child health, which have improved – and saved – children’s lives across...
First Patient moved into New ICU
The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, the largest ICU for children in Africa is currently being upgraded and expanded from a 22-bed to 39-bed facility.
Child rights and Child Law
Using child rights to enhance health care practice...
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.
 

News

Tuesday, 16 January 2018
African Pediatric Fellowship Programme featured on CNN

CNN Inside Africa has featured the APFP which in the past 10 years has successfully trained fellows from partner African academic institutions based on identified child health needs of these countries.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 13:15
Congratulations

Congratulations to Assoc Prof Alan Davidson on his election as President of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa. Prof Zar wished him much success in this leadership role through his tenure.

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 03:15
Congratulations

Congratulations to Niki van Niekerk for winning the Western Cape Premier’s Service Excellence Award (gold)  in the Individual innovator category. The award was announced at a gala occasion on the evening of Monday 28th August 2017.

This was awarded for her implementation of a pre-discharge newborn oxygen saturation screening programme at Mowbray Maternity Hospital (MMH). This was the first public service hospital in the country to have implemented this programme.

Oxygen saturation screening is designed for early detection of critical congenital heart disease. (and also picks up other serious though treatable conditions such as early neonatal sepsis, pneumonia or persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn).

The screening has been rolled out in well-resourced countries across the globe, and in the private sector in South Africa. MMH has in excess of 800 deliveries per month. Thus it is a moderately resourced busy maternity service. The implementation followed a feasibility study of 1000 newborns in the postnatal wards at MMH.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 14:15
Congratulations

Congratulations to Dr Alvin Ndondo and Alan Davidson who have been elected to the Council of Paediatricians of SA.  We are very pleased that training and professional matters will benefit from such outstanding leadership and wish them much success for their term.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 14:00

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