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Advances made towards the establishment of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital(NMCH), with construction due to start next year,were announced today at this year’s annual Children’s Celebration marking the 93rd birthday of former president Nelson Mandela.This is only the fourth dedicated paediatric hospital in Africa, for a total population of approximately 447 million children. While the operating costs of the facility are set to be covered by a public-private partnership, the NMCH Trust calls for support from
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We remember Mrs Albertina Sisulu for her beliefs that pointed her energies in the direction of health care especially in the depressed communities of the most needy. As a professional nurse, our memories of her take us back to her working with the late Azapo Health Secretariat Head Dr Abu-Baker Asvat in his surgery in Kliptown opposite Regina Mundi Church. Her compassion for the youngest members of our society evidently moved her to champion their cause
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The Gauteng Department of Health and Social Development has approved NMCH’s application for exemption from licensing as a private hospital in terms of Regulation 17 of Regulations R158 of 1 February 1980. This exemption is valid for so long as the hospital remains a non-profit organisation (NPO) and that the vision for the hospital remains the same i.e. tertiary and quaternary referral academic hospital serving all children, irrespective of socio-economic status.
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KPMG International, in conjunction with Infrastructure Journal, acknowledges the global contributions made to the infrastructure sector by a number of players around the world. Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital received a commendation for its contribution made by a local entity and is included in the list of Top 100 global projects.
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The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital recently met with Project Hope and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, where Project Hope presented the findings of its Gap Analysis, which was conducted during March and April. The Gap Analysis was initiated by NMCH, with the help of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to evaluate NMCH’s business case.
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