• Desperate times for Umduduzi

    Umduduzi brings hope, medial expertise and comfort  to innocent young lives and that of their families at this critical time. To provide this expertise and humanity Umduduzi needs to raise R100,000 per month. Right now we are urgently fighting for our continued existence. It would make  a world of difference if you would help us

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  • Hats on for Children’s Palliative Care on 9 October

    Who can join in the fun? The day is for EVERYONE of any age! To take part as an individual, follow these 3 simple steps: Wear a hat to work, school or college on Friday 9 October Take a selfie, add the hashtag #HatsOn4CPC, upload to your Facebook page and tag Umduduzi’s Facebook page Make a donation

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  • Four months is a very long time

    I witnessed this ‘lump-in-my-throat’ interaction when I visited our early childhood development programme – Ekhaya Lihle last week. It is based in the multidrug resistant TB unit. This unit is the only one in KwaZulu Natal so children are admitted here from all over the province. The average length of admission is 4 months and

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  • Goodbye Mr N.

    The day I saw him, he had travelled over 6 hours to come and see us in Durban. He has his whole head bandaged with only a bit of his face peeking out. My heart broke as they walked away, knowing I would never see him again. This gentle, clever 9 year old boy with

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  • International conference comes to Durban

    Umduduzi is delighted to be a partner in the 3rd International ICPCN Conference set to take place from 30 May to 2 June 2018 in Durban. Building on the success of their two previous conferences held in Mumbai in 2014 and Buenos Aires in 2016, the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) will be holding

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  • Wear a hat for children needing palliative care

    The International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) has chosen Friday 13 October 2017 to be a day for raising funds and international awareness of the work of children’s hospices and children’s palliative care (CPC) services worldwide. The campaign is called Hats On 4 CPC and #HatsOn4CPC on Social media. The day raises funds for children’s palliative care,

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  • An Umduduzi Story

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  • 6 Year old girl gets a final ride home

    This beautiful girl was diagnosed for the first time 4 weeks ago. She has a metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma, effectively a very large tumour in her abdomen that had already spread to her bones and spinal column. When we first saw her she was paralysed from the waist down with a broken arm and leg because of

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  • Dr Julia Ambler – Lead SA

      Dr Julia Ambler was nominated as one of February’s LeadSA Heroes in the Sunday Tribune. Over the next few days, supporters can vote for her by sending the name Julia Ambler totribunenews@inl.co.za with the words LEADSA HERO OF THE MONTH in the subject line. For more details see the website www.leadsa.co.za

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  • Terminally ill children given a lifeline

    Wednesday, 13 February 2013 by Justin Foxton   The day is a special one – a day of celebration. It is young Clement’s 11th birthday and he is loving every minute of it. Smartly dressed in a pair of new jeans and a brightly striped t-shirt one would never guess that this was the same

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