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Constructs of Care - Building Children's Nursing for Africa Conference 2019
It's nearly time for the next BCN conference - a participative conference for health care professionals in the paediatric field to celebrate and build on what we do well in caring for children and their families

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 academic and clinical settings to strengthen the practice of children's nursing across Sub-Saharan Africa.

We build Children’s Nursing for Africa in Africa by:

  1. Training children’s nurses to work to best effect in Africa’s health systems
  2. Working with educators who train children’s nurses
  3. Working with nurses and teams to best effect in Africa’s health systems
  4. Building the evidence base for working to best effect in Africa’s health systems


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Monday, 15 October 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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