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
Lydia Ssenyonga
Celebrating Africa Day

CNPDI were delighted to welcome back alumnus and friend Lydia Ssenyonga in April. Lydia tells us about what her time at CNPDI has meant to her, and shares her hopes for the future of children's nursing in Uganda. 

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 13:30
Educators Visit from Kamuzu College of Nursing, Malawi

Educational internship as child nursing training moves to the next stage in Malawi.

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:00
"I am glad that I took this step": Debra Mbambo shares what it takes to be a Marjorie McIntosh Postgraduate Bursary Recipient

We recently caught up with Sr Debra Mbambo about her postgraduate studies in Critical Care Children's nursing and what it means to her to be one of two recipients of the Marjorie McIntosh Postgraduate Bursary in Child Nursing and Midwifery for 2015.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 09:45
Setting Research Priorities for a Healthier Africa: Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Research in Southern and Eastern Africa.

Associate Professor Minette Coetzee visits Nairobi, Kenya, to attend a midwifery and nursing, leadership summit  for setting clinical research priorities to improve health care provision in Africa.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 11:15