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 […]

Thando’s mother doesn’t worry as much about her wellbeing now that she’s in the care of the Dialysis Team at NMCH

Thando has had a long journey leading to her diagnosis of CKD. She tells the story of how she ended up at NMCH and her affinity for nurses in the unit Nkosinothando Noxolo Dladla, better known as Thando to her friends and family, is a fifteen-year-old joyful and warm-hearted young girl from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. During the festive season in 2014, Thando’s right leg began to swell and after a few days, both her legs […]

NMCH Supports World Kidney Day

Chronic Kidney Disease affects people of all ages. It is estimated that one in 10 people globally are affected by this condition. World Kidney Day is an international campaign celebrated annually on the second Thursday of March to raise awareness around kidney health. This year the global celebrations will fall on 14 March 2018. NMCH joins international health and nephrology societies, organisations and foundations in raising awareness of this cause as it celebrates one year […]