Professor Jo Wilmshurst
The African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (APFP) builds clinical paediatric workforce, research and training capacity across sub-Saharan Africa. With training provided at the academic paediatric hospitals of the University of Cape Town, University of Witwatersrand and University of Kwazulu-Natal. The programme works with institutions from 14 countries to identify and equip doctors with the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to optimise patient care, lead on new service developments and build an evidence base for paediatric care in low-resource settings. Targeting countries where no equivalent training exists, the APFP ensures that training is aligned with local health priorities and resources. From this, work will then be completed with referral institutions to build in-country training capacity thereby catalysing the sustained development of a new workforce to advance child health in Africa.