To empower children and their families in all areas of the healthcare system and to promote quality healthcare for children in South Africa in both the private and public healthcare sector.
To create awareness for the plight of children in healthcare through...
*campaigns and media involvement to educate the general public
*education of students – including students in all areas of the healthcare system as well as students not directly involved in the healthcare sector but working with children such as teachers, psychologists, play-therapists etc.
To promote quality healthcare for children through...
*liaising with National Department of Health in order to advocate for child-friendly healthcare in South Africa
*the education of healthcare professionals
*instrumental support such as availability of devices (distraction items; devices to reduce pain during procedures etc.)
*training and management of volunteers in the paediatric healthcare sector
*only providing and supporting actions that can be confirmed by scientific evidence to have value in empowering the child in the healthcare sector
Increase the availability of information by providing resources for...
*parents and families
(These resources will be made available via a website, but will also be distributed free of charge to those people who do not have access to a computer.)