UCT tackles Africa’s paediatric deficit

May 2018 | Spring 2018

The density of paediatricians practicing in African countries ranges between 0.03 and 0.8 per 100,000 of the population, compared with Canadian figures of 7.5 per 100,000. Read how UCT is meeting this challenge head-on.

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To address the skills shortage in paediatric health care in Africa, the African Paediatric Fellowship Program (APFP) has been building regional capacity by offering medical training within the spectrum of diseases that are prevalent in the African setting.

Working in partnership with hospitals and training institutions across Africa, the APFP equips carefully selected doctors and rehabilitation therapists with specialist and subspecialist skills required to advance child health in Africa. The programme aims to strengthen its partner institutions by building a critical mass of clinical experts, who can return to independently develop and provide specialist paediatric services, clinical research, education and training at their home centres.

Upload their latest Annual Report here.

The APFP was recently featured on CNN’s special feature Inside Africa. Read more and watch the video here.

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