APFP Annual Report 2020
Since 2007, the APFP @ UCT has trained 131 specialist and sub-specialist paediatricians and allied health workers from across Africa, with a further 32 mid-training at the end of 2020.
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...
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.


Saturday, 18 September 2021
Improving Early Nutrition and Health

The ImpENSA Training Programme aims to equip health care professionals with the knowledge and skills to support pregnant women, mothers and caregivers during this critical period to optimise micronutrient nutrition.

Publication Date:
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 - 11:30
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