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Number of nurses trained since 2008
Number of Nurses Trained
Since the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative began in 2008, a total of 283 registered nurses have graduated from UCT’s Post Graduate Diplomas in Child and Critical Care Child Nursing - 214 from South Africa and 69 from other countries in...
Pillars of Practice - Building Children's Nursing for Africa conference 2017
Highlights of the 3rd Building Children's Nursing for Africa conference now uploaded
Child mortality & specialist care
Specialist Child Nurses Increase Child Survival
Reducing deaths and illness among infants and children is a global priority. Most childen die of easily recognisable and treatable conditions. Receiving care from a specialist child nurses makes a big difference to child survival.

 

        

Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative: Who are we and what do we do?  

We are a nurse-led academic Initiative in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at The University of Cape Town, situated at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. We work with interdisciplinary colleagues from both the academic and clinical setting to strengthen the practice of children's nursing across Sub-Saharan Africa.


We have three goals: 

          1. To building children's nursing for Africa, in Africa
          2. To build the knowledge base for children's nurses in Africa
          3. To build strong and sustainable teams and strengthen capacity

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018
4th SA Forum for Child Nurse Educators
The 4th SA Forum for Child Nurse Educators holds value for all participants

Last week, the 4th SA Forum for Child Nurse Educators was held at the UCT Medical School. This forum first took place in 2014 as a way in which child nurse educators in South Africa could get to know each other and understand each other’s approaches. Since then, it has become a time in which these educators can develop their teaching techniques and learn valuable lessons from each other.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 20:15
Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative wins Prestigious Global Health Impact Award

We are proud to announce UCT’s Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative (CNPDI) Critical Care education team as winners of the 2018 Burdett Nursing Award: Global Health Impact. Run in partnership with the University of Cape Town and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital – Africa’s premier training centre – this nomination recognises the team’s outstanding contribution to the development of paediatric nursing across the continent.

Publication Date:
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 17:15
Paediatric Fellowship Programme Gets International Air-Time

UCT’s African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (APFP) recently featured on a CNN’s Inside Africa show. Established in 2007 and based in UCT’s Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, the APFP was created to transfer specialised skills to healthcare professionals across Africa, particularly those in areas where resources for such training are hard to come by. Through the APFP, practitioners gain fundamental training in focused paediatric areas.

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 13:30
Pillars of Practice: The 3rd Biennial Building Children's Nursing for Africa Conference 2017

March, 28 - 30 2017 saw the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative, in collaboration with the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (Western Cape Government) hold the third biennial Building Children's Nursing for Africa conference. This year the theme was "Pillars of Practice'. 

Publication Date:
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 14:00

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