Past BCN conferences

The Building Children's Nursing for Africa conference is hosted by the Children's Nursing Development Unit and the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. It is hosted biennially and reports of past conferences can be read below. 

The inaugural conference (2013)

The inaugural conference was held in April 2013 and embraced the theme of 'I'm not just a nurse'. It was a very successful first conference, a short summary of which can be read here

Foundations of Evidence (2015)

April 2015 saw the second Building Children's Nursing for Africa conference being held, with a new theme of 'Foundations of Evidence'. Equally as productive and inspiring as the first, daily conference reports and an overall conference summary can be selected below. 

'Pillars of Practice' (2017)

March, 28-30 2017 saw the third Building Children's Nursing for Africa conference held with the theme 'Pillars of Practice'.
Daily conference reports can be selected to read from below. 

Constructs of care (2019)

From 16 - 18 April 2019, the fourth Building Children's Nursing for Africa conference was held and themed 'Constructs of Care'. Hosted with a strong African theme and a designed to very deliberately facilitate collegial conversations, it was another great success. To the conference report available to read here

Interviews of some of the presenters, delegates and plenary speakers were conducted at the conference by Masters in Child Nursing students. To read them click on the links below:

  • A summary of the presentation by Bronson Hlatshwayo, written by Elijeshca Crous (1st year MNCN student)
  • An interview with Denyse Musengimana, written by Ireen Muleya (2nd year MNCN student)
  • An interview with Leilani Titus, written by Jabulani Kgaspane (2nd year MNCN student)
  • An interview with Idah Mzama, written by Adess Mwale (1st year MNCN student)
  • An interview with Marianne van der Heijden, written by Andrea Amos (1st year MNCN student)
  • An interview with Sebotse Ngake, written by Nadia Harris (MNCN 1st year student)
  • An interview with Tulipoka Soko, written by Busisiwe Jama (1st Year MNCN student)
  • An interview with Winnie Wanjiru Leah Njuguna, written by Akua Boateng (2nd year MNCN student)
  • An interview with Benjamin Kagina, written by Winnie Wanjiru Leah Njuguna (2nd year MNCN student)
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