16 Days of Activism
The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign is a United Nations campaign which takes place annually from the 25 November (International day of No Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day).
Black Lives Matter
The Transformation Action Group (TAG)  and the Advocacy Committees and greater Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement and, conscious that racism and inequity...
Positive boy child parenting
We all have a role in creating a gender equal, non-violent world. Modelling vulnerability, connection and respectful relationships is every adult’s responsibility – especially fathers. Below are some resources that all adults can use to better...
Prof Rudzani Muloiwa, New Head of Department for Paediatric and Child Health
A warm welcome to Prof Rudzani Muloiwa as the new Head of Department for Paediatric and Child Health from 1 November 2020.
Vulnerability of children during COVID
A call to prioritise children in our response to COVID 19.


Monday, 25 January 2021
UCT Distinguished Teachers Award 2019 Recipient

Congratulations to Prof Andrew Argent on being awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award by the University of Cape Town for 2019, Andrew has dedicated his career to caring for children and has made a significant impact on the careers of countless health professionals. He is indeed a worthy recipient of the award.

Publication Date:
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 - 12:45

Congratulations to Professor Mike Levin for the award the 2020 International Distinguished Fellow Award of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) in recognition of his valuable contributions to the field. This is a huge honour, and a real tribute to the work that Mike and his whole team have done over a long period of time. Prof A Argent

Publication Date:
Mon, 25 May 2020 - 04:45

Congratulations to Dr Aneesa Vanker who was awarded the SA Thoracic Society Paediatric Pulmonology Best Publication Award for the Publication:  Vanker A, Barnett W, Workman L, Nduru PM, Sly PD, Gie RP, Zar HJ.  Early-life exposure to indoor air pollution or tobacco smoke and lower respirator tract illness and wheezing in African infants:  a longitudinal birth cohort study.  Lancet Planet Health.  2017 Nov;1(8):e328-e336.

Great work by Aneesa and the Drakenstein team! Prof Andrew Argent

Publication Date:
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 - 15:00

Congratulations to Dr Natasha Rhoda who was offered and now formally accepted the appointment as the new Head of Clinical Unit in Neonatology at Mowbray Maternity Hospital.  Dr Natasha Rhoda will replace Dr Lucy Linley in the position when Lucy retires at the end of August 2019.  Wishing her and the Department all the very best as she prepares to take on this position at the end of August.

Prof Andrew Argent

Publication Date:
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 - 17:30