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The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) would like to congratulate Dr Hopewell Ntsinjana on his recent appointment as Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Witwatersrand. Dr Ntsinjana’s appointment is effective from 01 December 2018 in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health under the School of Clinical Medicine at the University. Dr Ntsinjana also currently serves as the Head of Cardiology at NMCH. CEO of NMCH, Dr Mandisa Maholwana, says, “This is a highly
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Child patients have very specific needs compared to adults. That’s why our reception table is lower than normal, why we have so much colour on our walls and why our windows are imperfect circles. A big component of making the hospital child-friendly is our volunteer programme. Our volunteers go above and beyond to make parents and children as comfortable as possible. They also help us with our welcome packs, which is something our little heroes
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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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