SFLL Pedal for a purpose at 2020 JoBerg2c

On the 24th of April 2020, a group of passionate mountain bikers will head off to complete the 2020 joberg2c mountain bike race. They will ride for 9 days, during which time they will cover 900 km’s and climb 13 500m. They will have to dig deep and they will change little lives with their support!

About Surgeons for Little Lives…


Surgeons for Little Lives was launched in 2015 by a group of paediatric surgeons and motivated individuals with the vision to improve the care and support given to children requiring life changing surgery and their families’ at Chris Hani Baragwanath and Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospitals in Gauteng, South Africa. Through the implementation of our vision we have found the need to add 3 further pillars to our operations. These are the provision of on-going staff training, conducting evidence based research to steer, support and measure our projects and efficient, effective and transparent administration.  

It is well established internationally that leading paediatric hospitals are significantly funded through aligned charitable organisations, and as a registered Non-Profit Company and Public Benefit Organisation, this is exactly what SFLL’s is doing in South Africa.

Lead by paediatric surgeons Jerome Loveland, Ellen Mapunda, Chris Westgarth-Taylor and Andrew Grieve, the charity has raised in excess of R 45 million since our launch. These funds have been channeled into our numerous projects to supplement the care provided by the state health care sector.
Examples of such projects are:

       1. The building of a new Paediatric Surgery Out-Patients Department and                   Parental Sleep-over facility;

        2. The addition of a rehabilitative playground to our paediatric surgery ward,                 Ward 32 at CHBAH; and

         3.  The complete refurbishment of Ward 32 at CHBAH.

Our current, and on-going, projects are:
       1. The building of a partnerships with the Wits Music Department and a                       therapeutic, expressive artist to assist with the healing of our patients; and

           2. The provision of admission and discharge packs to children on entering                   and leaving our wards, these including simple commodities like pyjamas                 and toiletries;

          3. The building of the CHBAH Lactation Unit and Breastmilk Bank; and

          4. The renovation of the Paediatric Burns Unit ICU.

    The above projects are all completely funded and in various stages of planning, building, commissioning and operating.

    Our future projects, and the ones we are currently raising funding for, are:
         1. The complete renovation of the Paediatric Burns Unit at CHBAH, with the               addition of a dedicated paediatric burns theatre. Our current PBU ICU                     renovation is being planned to fit into the new unit.
         2. We are in the very early stages of exploring the possibility of building a                   Paediatric Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit at CHBAH.

    For more information, please visit our website www.surgeonsforlittlelives.org, or
    contact us directly at info@surgeonsforlittlelives.org or on +27 11 9338138.

    Any donation is greatly appreciated and will make a big difference to a little life.

    Section 18a tax certificates will be issued on request.

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