ANNOUNCEMENT SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Canada in collaboration with Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital is offering opportunities to South African healthcare providers working with children in government healthcare facilities to advance their training or skills in their specialty or sub-specialty at SickKids Hospital. The primary focus is to empower those who will be working at NMCH or will be rotating or attached to the hospital in one form or another. The training will include joining a […]

The Boikanyo Bug

Every year, thousands of Southern Africa’s children die from preventable and treatable heart defects and diseases. The Boikanyo Foundation was established in 2006 and registered as an NPO by the Round Table Golden East 181 to provide funding for life-saving heart surgeries for children from Southern Africa’s poorest communities. To date, more than 80 open-heart surgeries have been conducted with funding from the Boikanyo Foundation. The Boikanyo Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital partnered […]

PRESS RELEASE: Boikanyo Bug launched to raise funds for much-needed heart surgeries at NMCH

Since November 2018, the Boikanyo Foundation has partnered with Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) to help deliver critical surgeries to children with congenital and acquired heart defects, admitted at the hospital. So far, over 30 open heart surgeries have been funded as part of this initiative, greatly impacting the lives of children in need of surgeries as well as their families. However, more can be done. This Mandela Month, NMCH calls on the public to […]


Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, 18 July 2009 via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly. Mandela Day calls on us all, every day, to make the world a better place. Each year, on 18 July, we look back on what has been done, and forward to what can be done. Making every day a […]

SPEAKERS: Paediatric Nursing Practice and Education Conference

Our speakers for the Paediatric Nursing Practice and Education Conference taking place from today are: Dr Jennifer Arnold Dr Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc is currently an attending neonatologist and Medical Director of the Center for Medical Simulation and Innovative Education at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.  She is an experienced neonatologist, medical educator, healthcare advocate and simulation researcher with a passion for delivering high-quality patient care through innovation, technology and effective debriefing.   She completed […]