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 recipient of 2018 Alan Pifer Award
Professor Heather Zar has been named recipient of the 2018 Alan Pifer Award – a prestigious prize presented annually by UCT’s vice-chancellor in recognition of outstanding socially responsive research. This adds to her achievements of 2018 which...
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
The Children’s Institute will be hosting its annual short course from 3 – 7 December. Register now and find out how child rights can enhance your health care practice.
E-cigarette use and vaping are already common amongst youth in South Africa. This is facilitated by a concerning lack of control of the industry, sales and advertising. The Department of Health has therefore drafted the Control of Tobacco Products...


Sunday, 14 October 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 to Professor Mignon McCulloch who has been appointed as Head of Clinical Unit for Paediatric Nephrology and Solid Organ Transplantation.  She will formally take up the duties at the beginning of September.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 18:00

Shaakira Chaya has been awarded the 2018 Harry Crossley Clinical Research Fellowship from FHS, UCT to do a PhD on the Drakenstein Child Health Study.  Well done to Shaakira and all her supporting team.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 18:00

Congratulations and welcome to Dr Marti Wege who has been appointed as a PICU Consultant for the next three years.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:00