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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 […]

PRESS RELEASE: Congratulations Ms Sibongile Mkhabela!

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) congratulates Chief Executive Officer of our founding organisations, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Trust (Trust) and Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (Fund), Ms Sibongile Mkhabela, on her achievement of an honorary doctorate conferred by the Nelson Mandela University (NMU). Ms Mkhabela stands with four remarkable South Africans who were honoured by the university during a ceremony held on 5 April 2019, namely, cleric and civil servant Reverend Frank Chikane; businesswoman and […]

NMCH: Paediatric Nursing – Practice and Education Conference 2019

We are pleased to invite you to the inaugural Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH)’s PAEDIATRIC NURSING – PRACTICE AND EDUCATION CONFERENCE. In line with its theme, “Strengthen Coordination and Collaboration to Improve Health Outcomes of Children,” NMCH has partnered with USAID and the Maternal and Child Survival Program to bring together industry leaders and practitioners to provide insights into Clinical Excellence, Leadership and Social Support initiatives in caring for our children and families. We remain […]

Dr Cecil Levy and his team make great strides towards treating chronic kidney failure in children

As head of NMCH’s Renal Unit, Dr Cecil Levy is responsible for one of the largest paediatric dialysis units in the country. In this interview, he talks about the great strides NMCH has made in only a year to ensure that South Africa’s children have access to world-class renal treatment and care. “I’m very blessed to be at NMCH as the dialysis unit is a state-of-the-art facility and I work with excellent staff,” says Dr […]

Ahmed receives a much-needed kidney after almost 12 years

The treatment Ahmed has received at the Renal Unit at NMCH has been life-changing. As it turns out, his parents love the environment just as much as he does Ahmed Ahmedullah is an introverted thirteen-year-old boy from Johannesburg, South Africa. When Ahmed was only one-and-a-half-years-old his entire body began to swell and he was admitted to Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH). Following a number of blood tests, his doctors discovered that he had developed […]