In South Africa, the doors of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Johannesburg will officially open this week. The specialist pediatric hospital was one of the former president's last dreams. Built on the grounds of the University of the Witwatersrand, the hospital can accommodate 200 children. It will provide cancer care, kidney and lung treatment, as well as heart, chest and brain surgery. It will be staffed by 450 pediatric nurses who have been undergoing training over the past five years as well as 150 specialist doctors. The hospital will offer free services to patients from poorer backgrounds and only charge those who can afford it.
- South Africa