Welcome

The South African Child Health Priorities Association invites you to attend the ninth PRIORITIES IN CHILD HEALTH conference to be held at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Parktown, Johannesburg from 29 November – 1 December 2018.

The theme for the meeting is “Survive, Thrive, Transform? Let’s get real!

Attendance at the conference is encouraged by doctors, nurses and other practitioners within the health service; academics; national, provincial and local health department staff; international and national child health related organisation representatives; non-governmental organisation representatives and individual child health practitioners and advocates.

The forthcoming conference will focus on transforming the child health agenda in South Africa and the actions and activities required to do this. The programme will include sessions on:

  • Defining the “Transform” agenda
  • Improving hospital care for children
  • Re-envisaging the role of district clinical specialist teams
  • Bringing community health workers to the fore
  • Delivering effective primary health care services for children

The private sector

  • Immunisation
  • The education and training of future child health practitioners in South Africa
  • Advancing child health policies and programmes through a rights based approach
  • Child Health advocacy and leadership
  • Research presentations
  • Quality Improvement projects

The South African Child Health Priorities Association will host the conference, which will bring together expert South African and international speakers. The conference has been made possible by support from UNICEF.

Conference Organising Committee

National:Haroon Saloojee (convener), Wiedaad Slemming, Yin Yin Aung, Elizabeth Maseti, Neil McKerrow, Maria Mokwena, Mary Morgan, Mukondeleli Muavha, Jenny Nash, Mariame Sylla, Chantell Witten,

Local committee:Wiedaad Slemming, Juliet Nyasulu, Shirley Cherane