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Constructs of Care - Building Children's Nursing for Africa Conference 2019
In April, a successful conference was hosted by the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative in collaboration with Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.

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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Friday, 24 May 2019
THET Conference
THET Conference 2018

Natasha North represented CNPDI at the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) Conference in London last month. She presented an abstract entitled “Building the children’s nursing workforce for Africa, in Africa: sustaining and growing capacity through education, research and system strengthening”.

Publication Date:
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 - 17:45
Windhoek Namibia Visit September 2018
Congenital Cardiac Surgical Outreach at Windhoek Central Hospital, Namibia

Johnathan Muller-Stuurman was invited by the Namibian Ministry of Health on behalf of Dr Fenny Shidikha (an ex APFP Paediatric Cardiology Fellow from Namibia) to provide support to the Nursing staff in the (Adult) Cardiac Critical Care Unit.

Publication Date:
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 - 12:30
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:
Fri, 27 Jul 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:
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 - 17:15

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