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.
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)....
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...
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.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Mignon McCulloch who was elected President-Elect of the International Paediatric Transplant Association at their congress in Spain. This is the first time that someone from Africa has the honour of being President Elect and is a wonderful reflection of Mignon's standing in the international community and her contribution to paediatric transplantation.
Dr. John Lawrenson, our cross platform Head of Paediatric Cardiology, has been promoted to Assoc Professor in the Dept of Paediatrics at Stellenbosch University. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement and milestone in his career.
Dr Liesl Zuhlke has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, given as recognition of “someone who has demonstrated exceptional knowledge and commitment to cardiovascular health”. This is a prestigious honour, and a further tribute to her work and contributions.
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.