FROM GRASSROOTS TO BLUE SKIES - Innovative, translational neuroscience research which improves the lives of children with brain injuries in Africa, for the world.

Our story - Who is ABC?

The African Brain Child Initiative is a clinical and research initiative based in the Paediatric Neurosurgery Unit at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and the University of Cape Town’s Neuroscience Institute. Our vision is an Africa where children with conditions that affect their brain can maximize their potential.

Professor Figaji

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How can I get involved?

Join us in realising our vision of an Africa where children with brain conditions can maximize their potential. Your support is the key. Discover how you can assist us in achieving our five-year mission of raising R12 million in funding, propelling clinical care, ground-breaking research, advocacy and capacity building.


Some of the partners and donors who help us make a difference.