Education initiatives at the WSPCCA

 

Left to right: Dr Peter Colsen, Dr Christian Schreiber, Dr Richard Ohye, Dr Robin Kinsley

Left to right: Dr Peter Colsen, Dr Christian Schreiber, Dr Richard Ohye, Dr Robin Kinsley

We had a fantastic turnout at last year’s one and a half day Cardiac Symposium, where 65 doctors from South Africa came to listen to international speakers: Dr. Christian Schreiber and Dr. Rick Oyhe.

We’re also happy to announce that ten nurses have been sponsored to attend the South African Cardiac Symposium in October 2009.  We also have six new Paediatric Cardiac nurses in training, which is very exciting for the WSPCCA.

Our own Dr. Kinsley will be attending the World Paediatric Symposium in Australia in June and in July we’ll have a new doctor joining Dr. Kinsley thanks to s sponsorship from the Vodacom Foundation—Dr. Johan Brink.

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About The WSPCF

The Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation (WSPCF) is a philanthropic paediatric cardiac foundation for Africa, focussing on delivering life-saving surgery for underprivileged children with congenital heart disorders from across Africa. It also aims to develop diagnostic and treatment skills amongst Africa’s medical fraternity and conducts critical research into paediatric cardiac healthcare. The cardiac surgery or intervention is undertaken at the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa situated in Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg, , as well as at Cape Town’s Netcare Christian Barnard Memorial and Red Cross Children’s Hospitals. The WSPCF was founded by Dr. Robin Kinsley in 2003, and was established as a living legacy to the late Walter Sisulu and his widow, Albertina, both of whom dedicated their lives to helping children in need.
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