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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 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.
E-Cigarettes
E-cigarette use and vaping are already common amongst youth in South Africa. This is facilitated by a concerning lack of control of the industry, sales and advertising. The Department of Health has therefore drafted the Control of Tobacco Products...
 

News

Wednesday, 18 July 2018
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
Successful GP Paediatric Update Course

Prof Heather Zar (Director in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health) thanked all members in the Department who contributed to the very successful GP Refresher course which was held on 30 July.  A special thanks was issued to the organising committee, Dr James Nuttall, Dr Shirani Naidoo and Dr Kirsty Donald for all their work in ensuring the excellent paediatric update for GP's.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 10:15
Department Celebration

A celebratory lunch was hosted on the 2nd June to celebrate the successful trainees in the recent College exams and graduating masters and doctoral students as well as to celebrate the contribution of Dr Sandy Pienaar who is retiring.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 14:30
Congratulations

Congratulations to Professor Andrew Argent who has just been awarded a plaque at the 8th World Congress on Paediatric Intensive and Critical Care in Toronto for his work as Past President of this Organization and for  "Betterment of Children with no self interest".

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 14:15

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