The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital – Specialist paediatric care in South Africa and beyond
The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital is Mr Mandela’s lasting wish for the children of Africa, and his legacy for future generations. Set to open in 2016, the 200-bed specialist hospital will be located in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a centre of excellence in numerous paediatric specialisms – including oncology.
The Nelson Mandela children’s hospital will set the bar for modern, child-centred healthcare and primary health care facilities in Africa. It will serve children in South Africa and from across the continent. No child will be turned away because they cannot pay.
As a hub for the region as a whole, this primary health care facility will build human capacity through training and research. It will fundamentally shift the way Africa views its children.
Cutting-edge oncology unit
Islamic Relief is a major donor for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital ’s oncology unit, which will provide intensive paediatric care and specialist care. The unit will feature:
- Bone marrow transplant facilities and laboratory
- Surgery and theatres for tumour surgery
- Intensive care and high care beds
- Dedicated pharmacy
- Radiology facility.
It will substantially strengthen paediatric oncology services throughout South Africa – making sure more children receive the specialist treatment and care that they need. Offering treatment to children across Africa, the hospital will also develop clinical excellence through training for clinical staff and health professionals, as well as research programmes.
As a donor, Islamic Relief has donated $10 million USD to support the construction of the unit.
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