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Red Cross Children’s Hospital is the premier paediatric teaching hospital in South Africa and as such, it closely linked to the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) of the University of Cape Town (UCT). All full-time consultants are members of the teaching faculty at UCT FHS. Their duties include teaching medical students and the training of specialist and sub-specialist registrars. In addition, the staff are also involved in clinical research and technology development, of which CATHCHAT is a good example.
The Paediatric Cardiac Society of South Africa is a professional association of paediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons with its major objective being to improve the quality of care for children with congenital and acquired heart disease. Its central tenets are the promotion of research, support of education and training and advocacy. It is a special interest group of SA Heart Association and is strongly affiliated to PASCAR, the Pan-African Society of Cardiology – thus answering to the needs of the children of all of Africa. It is the primary advocacy group for children with heart disease in South Africa and Africa.
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Advancing Child Healthcare through the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.
The South African Heart Association was formally constituted in September 1999, from the amalgamation of the Southern African Cardiac Society and the South African Society of Cardiac Practitioners, becoming the sole organisation representing the professional interests of all cardiologists and cardio-thoracic surgeons in the country.
CSI Africa provides overviews of catheter interventions in congenital, structural and valvar heart disease in children and adults. Its meetings are designed for adult and pediatric interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, anaesthetists, imaging specialists & colleagues of other disciplines, such as nursing staff, who wish to know more about this field. CSI Africa provides a forum for physicians from Africa, with an opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from each other. Most of the faculty at its annual congresses are local and the scientific program is designed to address issues and topics specific to the region.