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African Paediatric Fellowship Programme

APFP Committee

Prof. Jo Wilmshurst

Prof. Jo Wilmshurst - Chairperson
Email: jo.wilmshurst@uct.ac.za
Fax: 021 689 1287
Director of APFP

Head of Paediatric Neurology

Prof. Jo Wilmshurst is Chair of the African Paediatric Fellowship Program. She is also Head of Paediatric Neurology at the Red Cross Children's Hospital, University of Cape Town, in South Africa.

She is a member of the executive committee of PANDA-SA (Paediatric Neurology and Development Association of Southern Africa) and the African Paediatric Neurology Association. She is the Secretary of the International Child Neurology Association.

She is a member of the Commission on Paediatrics for the ILAE. She is part of the combined ILAE/WHO working group for establishing neonatal guidelines and is chairing the ILAE group for establishing infantile seizure guidelines.

Prof. Heather Zar
Email: nonzwakazi.mbelebele@uct.ac.za
Fax: 021 689 1287

Head of Paediatrics and CHild Health

Professor Heather Zar is Head of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health and Director of the Division of Paediatric Pulmonology at Red Cross Childrens' Hospital at the University of Cape Town. As a clinician scientist, her work encompasses clinical responsibilities, administration, research, education and training. After she specialised as a paediatrician and then as a paediatric pulmonologist, she completed a PhD at UCT on respiratory illness in HIV-infected children. She has been closely involved in the development of global and African educational and research networks. Her research, focusing on child lung health, uses a translational approach to apply complex technology to clinical problems using a wide range of methodologies.

Areas of research interest include childhood TB, pneumonia, HIV-associated lung disease, asthma and the development of a low cost spacer device. She has published widely in high impact journals and has been the recipient of a number of research awards. She is rated as an internationally acclaimed researcher by the South African National Research Foundation and was elected a Fellow of University of Cape Town in 2007.

She holds leadership positions in a number of national and international organizations concerned with the promotion of child health including the vice president of the Pan African Thoracic Society and the President Elect of the South African Thoracic Society. She is strongly committed to the growth, development and transformation of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health through mentorship, excellent teaching and training, improvement of clinical services, integration of clinical and research activities and advocacy.

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Associate Professor Brenda Morrow

Email: brenda.morrow@uct.ac.za

Deputy-director of APFP
Head of APFP Child Health and Rehabilitation Therapy training

Assciate Prof Alan Davidson

Assoc. Prof. Alan Davidson

Email: alan.davidson@uct.ac.za
Fax: 021 689 1287
Head of the Registrar Co-ordinating Committee
Consultant in Haematology/Oncology

Alan Davidson is the head of Haematology-Oncology at the Red Cross Children's Hospital. His interests are the development of shared care platforms and locally appropriate treatment protocols and he is the outgoing chair of the South African Children's Cancer Study Group. His clinical interests are HIV-related malignancy, brain tumours and bone marrow transplantation. He also takes a keen interest in paediatric education and serves as the director of postgraduate education in UCT's Department of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Dr Shamiel Salie

Dr Shamiel Salie

Email: shamiel.salie@uct.ac.za
Fax: 021 689 1287
Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care
Assciate Prof Alan Davidson

Dr Lloyd Tooke

Department of Neonatology

Email: lloyd.tooke@uct.ac.za

Senior Neonatal Consultant

Groote Schuur Hospital

Lloyd Tooke is a neonatal consultant at Groote Schuur Hospital and is affiliated to the University of Cape Town. He has a special interest in congenital and neonatal infections including HIV. He also promotes the use of neonatal databases for comparative and improvement purposes and is responsible for GSH’s presence on the Vermont-Oxford Network.  Some of his life highlights include a 4 month road trip though Africa and the birth of his 3 children.

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Dr. Priya Gajjar

Email: priya.gajjar@uct.ac.za
Fax: 021 689 1287
Head of Nephrology

Senior Specialist at the Red Cross Children's Hospital, affiliated to the University of Cape Town. Providing a comprehensive service to children with renal abnormalities, management of end stage renal failure, providing both acute and chronic dialysis, and pre-and post renal transplant care. Interests: congenital renal anomalies, renal transplant and immunosuppressive therapy; organ allocation Passionate about teaching, and involved in subspeciality training to local and African fellows.

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Professor Mignon McCulloch

Email: mignon.mcCulloch@uct.ac.za

Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant with strong interest in outreach and teaching in fields of Nephrology and Critical Care in Children. Current President of African Paediatric Nephrology Association(AFPNA) Assistant Secretary to International Paediatric Nephrology Association(IPNA)

Prof Minette Coetzee

Prof. Minette Coetzee

Email: minette.coetzee@uct.ac.za
Fax: 021 689 1287
Head: Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative (CNPDI)

Minette Coetzee RN. PhD works with children's nurses throughout the Southern African region committed to translating complex emerging scientific understandings and evidence into simple and effective nursing interventions that can improve health outcomes of children in the region.

At the hospital she leads a practice development initiative with two major components: A broad-based practice improvement research programme and two postgraduate diplomas in paediatric and paediatric critical care nursing.

There are two options for nurse fellows:

Short term visits of up to three months to gain experience in a particular clinical area e.g. neonatal nursing, paediatric nephrology, paediatric oncology. These placements are best suited to registered nurses who work with medical fellows on the APFP. If eligible registered nurses with a four year nursing training can apply to do a one year postgraduate diploma in Child or Critical Care Child Nursing. For more information see our website.

APFP Admin Team

Avril Du Preez

Email: avril.dupreez@uct.ac.za
Fax: 021 689 1287
APFP Programme Coordinator

 

Zainonesa Hartley

Email: zainonesa.hartley@uct.ac.za
Fax: 021 689 1287
APFP Programme Secretary

 Training Facilitators

Prof Paddy Hartley

Email: paddy.hartley@uct.ac.za
Fax: 021 689 1287

Transition and Translation of Knowledge facilitators

Emer Prof Dave Woods

Dr Dave Greenfield

Prof Louis Reynolds

 Finance

Avril Campbell

Email: avril.campbell@uct.ac.za
Senior Finance Officer