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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 named 2018 Woman in Science Laureate
Professor Heather Zar has been announced as the 2018 L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate for Africa and the Arab States, in recognition of her wide-ranging contributions to child health, which have improved – and saved – children’s lives across...
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
Using child rights to enhance health care practice...
The Road to Health Campaign
An initiative by the School of Child and Adolescent Advocacy Committee to put doctors, nurses and children back on the road to health.
 

News

Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Congratulations

Prof Bongani Mayosi and Assoc Prof Liesl Zuhlke have been awarded a R12-million grant from the UK-MRC to enable a multi-disciplinary research team to develop a comprehensive understanding of congenital heart disease in Africa.  This work aims to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease through improved diagnosis, management and follow-up of African children and adults with CHD. Prof Zar wished them and their team much success with this work.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 04:00
Congratulations

Dr Mignon McCulloch has been awarded the Roscoe Robinson award from the International Society of Nephrology for her contributions to paediatric nephrology globally. She will be presented with this award at the World Congress of Nephrology in Mexico later this year. This is one of the most prestigious awards in nephrology (adult and paediatrics) - it is extraordinary for someone to get this award at this stage of their career, so a huge accolade for Mignon and the work that she has done.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 03:45
Congratulations

Dr Shrish Budree has been awarded the Hamilton Naki scholarship to undertake work on the role of the intestinal microbiome in childhood pneumonia in the Drakenstein child health study. He will be doing this work as part of his PhD and in collaboration with Ramnik Xavier's lab at the Broad Institute, Boston and our own microbiology and Drakenstein teams at the Red Cross Children's Hospital. The Department wishes him much success with this exciting work.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 14:30
R10 million reached

The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is the largest ICU for children in Africa. This 22-bed facility is a remarkable life-saving unit providing emergency care for critically ill or injured children, mostly from within the Western Cape, but also from areas further afield such as the Eastern Cape and other African countries.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 13:30

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