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African Paediatric Fellowship Programme

Project

Almost half of all childhood deaths globally, occur in Africa. Sadly, the African continent’s health systems are inadequately resourced to address the vast burden of childhood disease it faces. Paediatric healthcare professionals often have limited domestic opportunities to gain the highly specialised clinical skills needed to grow their disciplines locally.

Based at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, the African Paediatric Fellowship Programme is uniquely positioned to build the region’s capacity for child healthcare.

The programme does this by providing specialist paediatric training to doctors, nurses and rehabilitation specialists from countries across sub-Saharan Africa, and supporting their home institutions on their return, to improve child health care delivery and to develop training aligned with national or regional health planning.

To Raise

The Children’s Hospital Trust has committed to raising R1million for the next cycle of this programme.

For more information on this project please contact Chantel Cooper.