Paediatrics and Child Health
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Department of Paediatrics and Child Health​




Vital to protect newborns and their mothers against COVID-19 to protect newborns and their mothers against COVID-19Angela Dramowski & Adrie BekkerSince newborn babies as well as their mothers and the hospital staff looking after them are very vulnerable to Covid-19, we need policies and systems that can help protect them.
Prof Peter Hesseling awarded for lifetime of service Peter Hesseling awarded for lifetime of serviceAydn ParrottProf Peter Hesseling, former professor of Paediatric and Child Health at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), recently became the first African to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Society of Paediatric Oncology.
Paediatrician advises on mandate of new Commisioner advises on mandate of new CommisionerMandi Barnard​Dr Elmarie Malek is one of just a few experts in the Western Cape who were invited to give input on the development of a policy guideline to inform the mandate of the Children’s Commissioner in the Western Cape Department of Health.
A welcome break for children with cancer welcome break for children with cancerKim CloeteChildren undergoing treatment for cancer in the Oncology ward at Tygerberg Children’s Hospital have been given a boost with the donation of a PlayStation entertainment system.
Babies are ‘bookworms’ are ‘bookworms’ Jackie Pienaar-BrinkThe first 1 000 days of a child’s life hold the key to health and intellectual development.
Collaboration expands service offering expands service offeringMandi BarnardProf Ronald van Toorn, recently received the coveted Paul Harris award from the Blouberg Rotary Club (BRC) in recognition of his exceptional service to both the Rotary Foundation and the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital (TCH).
More children survive cancer children survive cancerFHMS Marketing and CommunicationsEight out of ten children with sufficient access to healthcare stand a chance to survive childhood cancer due to progress in the field of medicine and treatment of this disease. But in Africa, it is a different picture altogether.