SAPA’s Partner Organisations
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ADVOCACY COMMITTEE, DEPARTMENT OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH, UCT
The Advocacy Committee aims to promote, and give effect to, children’s rights to health, survival and development within the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, the hospitals in which we teach/practice, and the wider community that we serve.
ARTHRITIS KIDS SOUTH AFRICA
Patient advocacy and family support; we exist to ensure no child in South Africa suffers unnecessary pain or disability from undiagnosed or untreated juvenile arthritis.
PAEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT ENDOCRINOLOGY AND DIABETES SOCIETY-SOUTH AFRICA
Paediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology & Diabetes Society- South Africa is an organisation of physicians, surgeons, scientists and allied professionals with an interest in the care and study of children and adolescents with diabetes and endocrine disorders. The mission of PAEDS-SA is to improve the care of children and adolescents with diabetes and endocrine disorders by promoting education, training, research, assisting the development of optimal healthcare policies and standards, and advocating the implementation of best practice.
PAEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE SOUTH AFRICA
PECSA is the Paediatric Special Interest group of the Emergency Medicine Society of SA. PECSA’s mission is to promote the sub-speciality of Paediatric Emergency Care and improve the quality of paediatric emergency care delivered in South Africa and the continent of Africa as a whole, through teaching, training, inter-disciplinary collaborations, promoting research and advocacy.
PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (PANDA SA)
The objectives of the Association are the promotion of communication and networking between professionals in the fields of Paediatric Neurology and Child Development in Southern Africa. This will be achieved by forging international links, the furthering of education, the lobbying for children with special needs, research, the organisation and facilitation of specialised services and functioning as a pressure group.
RARE DISEASES SOUTH AFRICA NPC
Rare Diseases South Africa NPC is a registered NPO, and patient advocacy group, which aims to improve the quality of life of those impacted by rare diseases and congenital disorders, through improved patient advocacy, navigation, community engagement and research.
SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CANCER STUDY GROUP
The SACCSG aims to:
- To advance the study and knowledge of cancers in children
- To organise regional and national trials of therapy
- To improve the care and treatment of children with cancer
- To promote a comprehensive approach towards the child with cancer so as to achieve optimal health, growth and development.
- To foster collaboration between specialists working in different fields in paediatric oncology.
- To provide a forum for discussion of developments in childhood cancer To promote education and disseminate knowledge about paediatric cancer.
SOUTH AFRICAN RHEUMATISM AND ARTHRITIS ASSOCIATION
SARAA is the national medical society for specialist rheumatologists and other health professionals involved in the care of patients with rheumatic diseases. It is a public benefit organisation, registered as a non-profit organisation which represents the rheumatology profession of South Africa. Our aim is to promote, maintain and protect the honour and interest of the discipline of rheumatology as a medical speciality for the benefit of all. The organisation consists of about 160 members of which 10 are Paediatric Rheumatologists.
PAEDIATRIC MANAGEMENT GROUP
The Paediatrician Management Group (PMG) was established by a group of paediatricians who realised that to excel in private practice you need more than academic knowledge. It requires a deep understanding of all matters related to the healthcare industry, business and financial skills, as well as ongoing professional development. Above all, it is essential to belong to a community of like-minded people with shared values and common goals.
SOUTHERN AFRICAN SOCIETY FOR PAEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES (SASPID)
The Southern African Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases was established at the biennial conference of the South African Paediatric Association on 31st May 2008. The Society is affiliated to the Federation of Southern African infectious Diseases Societies (FIDSSA), the African Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (AfSPID) and to the World Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID).
SOUTHERN AFRICA HIV CLINICIANS SOCIETY
Since its inception in 1998, SAHCS has been at the forefront of the battle against this epidemic by driving and coordinating continuous medical education to all levels of healthcare workers, with the support of local and international clinical HIV experts committed to improving HIV/TB care in Southern Africa. Capacity building, guideline development, high quality virtual learning, mentorship programs for HCWs, a network of HIV practitioners, and optimal use of data for programmatic improvements are core to SAHCS. Over the years SAHCS has prided itself on nurturing partnerships, with a primary focus on evidence-based learning, using innovative tools for sustained benefit. SAHCS has dedicated itself to working with the National Department of Health (NDoH), provincial and district health bodies to use epidemiologic, program and process data for comprehensive, quality, cost-effective, and tailored interventions.