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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Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Mr Hillary Lubuto from Lusaka School of Nursing, Zambia, visits CNPDI
Continuing Our Partnership with Zambia

Mr Hillary Lubuto, a lecturer at the Lusaka School of Nursing, Zambia, became the most recent member of the team from Lusaka to spend time with the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative in Cape Town through a three week educator internship visit in February.

Publication Date:
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 09:45
Building Children’s Nursing in Botswana

Ms Lenah Menyatso, Head of the Department of Child Nursing at the Bamalete Lutheran School of Nursing was joined by lecturer Ms Kelebonye Johane, an alumnus of the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative, and Ms Rita Tumotumo from the Ministry of Health in Botswana at UCT for a week of valuable information exchange.

Publication Date:
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 12:30
Letitia Amengor (far right) and Faustina Amoako (left) with current Post Graduate Diploma in Child Critical Care Nursing student Lydia Owusa Ansah from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana (centre). 
Building on Relationships in Ghana and Improving Children’s Cancer Care  

Two paediatric nurses from Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana, spent a month at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital looking at how children with cancer are cared for.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 10:30
Belinda Chideme
Safeguarding Children: An Interview with Belinda Chideme

Interview with Belinda Chideme August 18th 2016

Registered paediatric nurse and Named Nurse Safeguarding Children and Young People, St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust– Acute Services. London, UK

Visiting clinical lecturer on the Masters in Nursing (Child Nursing) programme.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 5, 2016 - 18:00