Cardiac Inaugural Protea workshop
The 13-16th March marked the Inaugural PROTEA (Partnerships for Children with Heart Disease in Africa ) workshop hosted by The Children’s Heart Disease Research Unit and the Western Cape Paediatric Cardiology Service.
Paediatrics Transplant Celebration
Celebrating Kidney, Bone marrow, Heart and liver transplants over the last 50 years - attended by Minister Mbombo, patients, parents and staff (including many people who have been part of the programme for many years – or even from the start)....
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.


Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Welcome back to Prof Jo Wilmshurst and Natasha North to the Department after a very successful trip to the UK participate in the THET annual conference. Natasha’s presentation of an abstract jointly authored with Minette Coetzee and titled: “Building the children’s nursing workforce for Africa, in Africa: sustaining and growing capacity through education, research and system strengthening” received the prize for best abstract presentation.

This is especially rewarding in the context of a conference where the majority of programmes represented were UK-led collaborations with LMICs. It is very gratifying to see the proudly South to South models of Child  Nursing Practice  Development Initiative and APFP recognised in this forum.   


Publication Date:
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 14:00

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:
Tue, 11 Sep 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:
Tue, 11 Sep 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:
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 - 10:00