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Fundraising Projects Update

The building of the first Centre for Childhood Infectious Diseases has become a reality because of the committed support from donors!100% of Guardians funding has also created a high-tech web based Poisons Information Database.

Centre for Childhood Infectious Diseases – Innovation, Research, Treatment, Training

This new Centre will house the Hospital’s teams that conduct research, consult, collaborate and treat thousands of children desperately ill with HIV, TB, Malaria and other infectious diseases. In collaboration with UCT the Centre will train paediatric healthcare professionals as infectious disease specialists and continue to contribute to the national and global treatment guidelines on the most prevalent infectious diseases found in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more about the Childhood Infectious Diseases Centre…

Building of the Centre for Childhood Infectious Diseases began a full year earlier thanks to a generous Legacy gift from the Estate of a Cape Town businessman. . His memory will be honoured with a special plaque in the new Centre.

The Circle of Life legacy programme brings together those planning to leave a legacy in their Will to the Children’s Hospital Trust as a critical source of long–term funding and sustainability. All donations are tax deductible for South Africans, as well as Estate Duty tax for legacy gift donors.

To learn more about Circle of Life please contact Liz Linsell on +27 21 686 7860, or

Poisons Information Centre

The Trust has been fundraising to provide a secure web-based information system, Afritox, for the Hospital’s Poisons Information Centre, which provides critical and often life-saving advice for

children and adults with suspected poisoning. Afritox will be launched in October and will ensure increased distribution of essential poisons advice to medical practitioners around SA thus enabling quicker and more accurate diagnosis of child poisoning. In the next development phase the general public will also have access to the online information database on non-toxic substances, ultimately relieving the load on hospitals and the Poisons Emergency Line.

The upgrade of the Poisons Information Centre’s database has been solely funded by the Guardians of the Children’s Hospital Trust at a cost of R3million.