Category Archives: Development & Training

Cardiac Congress 2011

The WSPCF recently hosted its annual Cardiac Congress, this year hosted in the Auditorium at Netcare head office. The growth of the event necessitated a move of venue from Sunninghill Hospital, which proved to be a huge success as all … Continue reading

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Africa update

Here is a quick update on our progress in reaching patients from all over Africa. SA is by far the biggest, but we’re hoping that with our skills and development initiatives, we can soon see regional cardiac “hubs” being set … Continue reading

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Destination MUNICH!

It’s that time of the year again, and we sent some of our team of healthcare workers to Munich for a repeat of what was a hugely successful skills exchange with the Munich Heart Centre in Germany. Cardiac Anaesthetist, Sylvia … Continue reading

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Operation: Zambia

The Cardiac Trust of Zambia has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the WSPHF in order to improve the quality of cardiac healthcare amongst children in Zambia. Christopher Kangwa, the CEO of CK Scientific Zambia, a medical equipment … Continue reading

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Third Annual Cardiac Congress at the WSPCCA

The WSPCCA hosted its third and, to date, largest annual Cardiac Congress, attracting over 100 of the world’s leading minds in paediatric cardiothoracic medicine. The WSPCCA Cardiac Congress has set the stage as one of South Africa’s only medical congresses … Continue reading

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Cardiac Catheterisation book launched

While the corrective procedure for the majority of congenital heart disorders is surgery, there are a handful of heart conditions that do not require surgery to correct. Cardiac catheterisation, which is a diagnostic test used to determine the severity of … Continue reading

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Skills exchange update

We’re very proud to say that we’re realising our objectives of skills development and training here at the WSPCCA, which has been made evident in this year’s very successful skills exchange that is on the go between ourselves and the … Continue reading

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Deutschland here we come

We are delighted to announce the commencement of our Skills Exchange Pilot Project between WSPCCA and the German Heart Centre Munich, sponsored by The Vodacom Foundation. Perfusionist, Mr Eddie Zwicky, was our first colleague to attend. He left on 25 … Continue reading

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Passion brings young blood to WSPCCA

With the WSPCCA’s focus on training and research, we’ve been blessed with funding from Vodacom foundation, Edwards Lifescience Foundation and Medtronic Foundation that has enabled us to bring in the first two surgeons to undergo training in paediatric cardiac surgery. … Continue reading

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WSPCCA Achievements

In July CEO Magazine hosted a very prestigious event to give out an award to South Africa’s “Most Influential Women in Business and Government”. Our very own Lynda won the award for “The Most Influential Woman in the Medical, Dentistry … Continue reading

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