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Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine

University of KwaZulu Natal

African Paediatrics Fellowship Programme

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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.

The Aim 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
  • To empower skilled health professionals


Brian Zaca 
APFP-UKZN Programme Coordinator: 
Paediatrics & Child Health, Clinical Medicine                           

T: +27 31 260 4811;  E: zacab@ukzn.ac.za
A: Room: 480, 4
th Floor, Main Building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine Campus, 719 Umbilo Road, Durban.

F: ukznHealthSciences   @UKZNCHS   W: chs.ukzn.ac.za

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