This week we turn our attention to Africa and hear from Professor Jo Wilmshurst who talks to us about the African Paediatric Fellowship Program (APFP). The APFP is based at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and is a training programme for paediatricians and child health specialists. Its aim is to implement change across Africa by creating a network of skilled child-health specialists who are building capacity for saving children’s lives while strengthening health systems.
Professor Wilmshurst is Head of Paediatric Neurology at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, which is part of University of Cape Town, the largest children’s hospital in sub-Saharan Africa. Jo is also President of the International Child Neurology Association.
During our journey with these Podcasts there have been some common themes that resonate throughout – empowerment, letting children be children, looking after the next generation and this week’s underlying theme – ‘Listening’.
Please join us as we understand from Jo the importance of the work that the African Paediatric Fellowship Program is doing and why listening to each child, clinician and countries needs and priorities is so important.
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