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July 8, 2019

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
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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
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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
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Click HERE to download the Paediatric Nursing Practice and Education Conference programme.
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Our speakers for the Paediatric Nursing Practice and Education Conference taking place from today are: Dr Jennifer Arnold Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP, Center for Medical Simulation and Innovative Education at Johns Hopkin’s All Children’s Hospital. 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
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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
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