Community Outreach OLD

Brooklyn Chest House

Brooklyn Chest Hospital (BCH) offers long stay admission for patients with complicated tuberculosis. In children this includes tuberculous meningitis (TBM), and many of our TBM patients stay at BCH for up to 6 months to ensure completion of their TB treatment. As such BCH is a crucial component of the TB care pathway, and the staff there are tireless in their care for these children. The ABC team has regular outreach visits to BCH during which we engage the children in fun and educational activities, have created a chalk wall to develop their fine motor draw skills, and most importantly offer them some extra TLC. We also have a clothing drive at the Neuroscience Institute and ensure regular follow-up visits at Red Cross.


It was a great pleasure to welcome the International Symposium for Intracranial Pressure (ICP) and Brain Monitoring to Cape Town in 2022 for the first meeting on the African continent. The ICP and Brain Monitoring conference is a unique meeting of clinicians and scientists driven to unravel the complexity of neurological disease through advanced multimodality brain monitoring, multivariate big data, and neurocritical care. Delegates are multidisciplinary, comprising neurosurgeons, neurologists, neurointensivists, anaesthetists, scientists, engineers, informaticians and mathematicians. Key topics of investigation include neurotrauma, stroke and hydrocephalus, and the meeting in Cape Town offered the opportunity to examine the horizontal application of knowledge to these and other conditions that are important contributors to the continental burden of disease. An important theme behind the ICP 2022 meeting was the application of advanced brain monitoring, neurocritical care and neuro-informatics to Africa.

On the very edge of the African continent beautiful Cape Town offered the perfect venue for the discussion of ideas that boldly reset scientific boundaries in this meeting about “Exploring the Edge!”