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.