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Special Initiative: 
The African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (The APFP)

ELMA seeded and continues to fund The African Paediatric Fellowship Programme. The APFP is the leading training program in Africa dedicated to building the pediatric workforce by providing training and clinical experience in top-ranking African hospitals and universities to African pediatric doctors and nurses.

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The APFP began in 2008 at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Since then, two more African Universities have joined the training network: The University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and the University of Kwazulu-Natal in Durban. 

Today, the programme is implementing change across Africa by creating a network of skilled child-health specialists who are building capacity for saving children’s lives while strengthening health systems.


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APFP fellows are becoming leaders in their fields and making quality care a reality for children across Africa.