African Paediatrics Fellowship Programme

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.

Mission

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

Vision

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.

AIM

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.

Areas of training

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.

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

OUR GROWING FOOTPRINTS

TESTIMONIALS

“The APFP has provided me with a life changing opportunity to realise my dream of becoming a paediatrician. There are only two Basotho paediatricians, one of them has recently retired. After graduating, I hope to improve the quality of paediatric care provided in Lesotho.”

Dr Koena Thamae General Paediatrician
Lesotho

“I chose APFP because it resonates with what I believe in, empowering the African doctor in their home country. Zimbabwe is currently going through a rough period. I believe that as many more people train in the area of Paediatrics, we actually make a difference together. I’m hoping that when I finish this programme and go home, I’ll be in a position to assist in the rebuilding of the paediatric department in my hospital, the United Bulawayo Hospital.”

Dr Meryline Ndlovu Paediatric Pulmonologist
Zimbabwe

“Children are dying from respiratory failure in a great number in my country due to poor management of severe infections. South Africa is one of the only countries in Africa that has made important progress in reducing under 5 years mortality and has similar cultural realities as DRC. Therefore, I get the chance to train and learn skills to make an impact in my country where childhood mortality is still increasing. A first African experience in paediatric training at high level setting can lead to better prospects for African children.”

Dr Liliane Byamungu General Paediatrician
Democratic Republic of Congo

“I am so thankful to APFP for the amazing opportunity I was given. Had I not been helped by APFP I would not stand as a paediatrician today. In my country most consultants are now ageing and a lot of new specialists are being trained in China where unfortunately, due to the language barrier, training is not as good as in South Africa. I am now a trained paediatrician and on a day to day basis I offer help to my community and train my interns to see paediatrics with a broader view.”

Dr Karishma Caullychurn General Paediatrician (Our first Graduate)
Mauritius

JOIN OUR PROGRAMME, APPLY NOW!

Requirements:

To join our team of leaders in the African Paediatric space, kindly send the following documents to mabothat@ukzn.ac.za.

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)

OUR FELLOWS

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.

Mission

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

Vision

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

AIM

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

Areas of training

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.

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

OUR GROWING FOOTPRINTS

TESTIMONIALS

“The APFP has provided me with a life changing opportunity to realise my dream of becoming a paediatrician. There are only two Basotho paediatricians, one of them has recently retired. After graduating, I hope to improve the quality of paediatric care provided in Lesotho.”

Dr Koena Thamae General Paediatrician
Lesotho

“I chose APFP because it resonates with what I believe in, empowering the African doctor in their home country. Zimbabwe is currently going through a rough period. I believe that as many more people train in the area of Paediatrics, we actually make a difference together. I’m hoping that when I finish this programme and go home, I’ll be in a position to assist in the rebuilding of the paediatric department in my hospital, the United Bulawayo Hospital.”

Dr Meryline Ndlovu Paediatric Pulmonologist
Zimbabwe

“Children are dying from respiratory failure in a great number in my country due to poor management of severe infections. South Africa is one of the only countries in Africa that has made important progress in reducing under 5 years mortality and has similar cultural realities as DRC. Therefore, I get the chance to train and learn skills to make an impact in my country where childhood mortality is still increasing. A first African experience in paediatric training at high level setting can lead to better prospects for African children.”

Dr Liliane Byamungu General Paediatrician
Democratic Republic of Congo

“I am so thankful to APFP for the amazing opportunity I was given. Had I not been helped by APFP I would not stand as a paediatrician today. In my country most consultants are now ageing and a lot of new specialists are being trained in China where unfortunately, due to the language barrier, training is not as good as in South Africa. I am now a trained paediatrician and on a day to day basis I offer help to my community and train my interns to see paediatrics with a broader view.”

Dr Karishma Caullychurn General Paediatrician (Our first Graduate)
Mauritius

JOIN OUR PROGRAMME, APPLY NOW!

Requirements:

To join our team of leaders in the African Paediatric space, kindly send the following documents to mabothat@ukzn.ac.za.

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)

OUR FELLOWS