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For many people, the concept of surgery can be both foreign and daunting. There’s also a general perception that surgeries cost more than what the average South African can afford. However, at a hospital like the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH), a small donation can have a major impact on a child’s life. Dr Andrew Grieve, a paediatric surgeon at NMCH, speaks about this: What makes treating children different to treating adults? Apart from their
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A project that started out as a call for posters to celebrate iconic statesman Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday in 2013 has produced another spin-off in the production of print journals containing 95 posters for patients at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) to use for creative pursuits. A thousand journals were handed over officially to the NMCH at a function on 30 October 2018. The event was hosted by NMCH and guests included executive management
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Project HOPE today announced a first of its kind partnership to improve care for children with heart disease in Africa in collaboration with the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center (SCMC) in China, and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is the first time that a Chinese hospital has worked with an African country to contribute to the development of its paediatric cardiac program. NMCH is a tertiary specialist and quaternary referral
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Many South Africans are using their participation in sporting activities from running marathons to climbing mountains to raise awareness and funds for social causes and to make a difference in society. Supported by the reach and popularity of social media as well as crowdfunding platforms, these initiatives have the increased potential to influence meaningful change. Combining my passion for extreme desert running with philanthropy and raising awareness for social causes, I will be running 250
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Extreme athlete and social activist, David Barnard, is set to run 250 kilometres in the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM) from 20 to 26 October 2018 in support of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH). Stretched over seven days, the desert race is a test of endurance and takes place in the proximity of the Augrabies Falls on the Orange River. Barnard is the first African to have completed multi-stage desert races on all seven
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The CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH), Dr Mandisa Maholwana, says the hospital places the highest priority on infection prevention and appropriate antibiotic use and has therefore implemented Bluebird, an innovative tool designed to manage these health concerns. “Bluebird is a proven organisational tool that facilitates a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and helps our clinicians prioritise high risk patients and improve patient safety. Importantly, the tool has been shown to integrate well
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