The stories behind the building of one of the finest paediatric facilities on the African continent told for the first time in a new book.
The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital was a project that seemed impossible when it was merely an idea. The seed took root when 10 people sat around a table discussing the state of paediatric care in South Africa – a discussion sparked by the recent passing of a five-year-old boy. These people shared similar experiences that all pointed to the fact that devoted specialist care was needed for children.
Madiba set the challenge with a simple question: “How can there be only one dedicated hospital in the country for our children?”
This challenge provided the starting point that resulted in a global campaign that would impact the most vulnerable and often voiceless members of our society.
From a small seed taking root so began a…
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