What is the African Paediatrics Fellowship Programme?

The APFP was established in 2O17 in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at UKZN. The strategy of the APFP is to partner with as many academic African institutions as is feasible, where there is an identified need. African academic partners are invited to nominate trainees for consideration, based on the needs of the partner institution and the suitability of applicants.


To strengthen collaborations and long-term Paediatric capacity through building partnerships with key strategic tertiary academic institutions and hospitals in different parts of Africa.


To train medical, nursing and other health care professionals in Paediatrics, both from South Africa and other African countries, to sub-specialise in General Paediatrics and different Paediatric sub-specialities. To return empowered to provide and build health care capacity in their own countries.

Aims of the African Paediatric Fellowship Program is:

To train health professionals who can develop capacity in child health through clinical service provision, training and research.

To build capacity in Africa to improve child health.



 2018/2019 (year of study)


The application for training is completely an online process.

 You will required to attach the following documentation to your application, so please have these ready when applying:

1) Covering letter of application  

2) Recently updated Curriculum Vitae  

3) Supervisor letter of support  

4) Copies of your degree certificates and transcripts

 5) Valid passport (Photo page only)

 6) IELTS results (if available)

Application: https://connectconsulting.tfaforms.net/129

The African Paediatric Fellowship Programme is building sustainable multidisciplinary child health capacity for Africa. The APFP equips Doctors with specialist and sub-specialist skills and knowledge they need, through a complimentary Fellowship schemes. The APFP Fellowships are delivered through a collaborative arrangement between the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and Paediatric Sub- specialties at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital- Durban, and General Paediatrics at UKZN Teaching Hospitals complex. Our curricula and practice-based learning are tailored to address the child health priorities and capacity building needs identified by our African partner hospitals, and provincial and national health departments. Fellows return to their home countries with new skills, knowledge and qualifications and go on to lead important developments in child health systems and services throughout Africa. The scholarship covers tuition fees, accommodation, and meals. Self-funded applicants are welcome to apply.

Training available in these specialties:

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Developmental Paediatrics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Haematology/ Oncology
  • Rheumatology 
  • Pulmonology
  • General Paediatrics

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