Prof Ida van Biljon is offering care of children with chronic renal disease to the entire north of South
Africa. The unit is able to offer haemodialysis.
Performance Excellence Award
Prof Ida van Biljon was awarded the Performance Excellence Award for the best medical doctor in 2012. This coveted award is given by the Gauteng Department of Health and the Steve Biko Academic Hospital for professional excellence in the medical field to those symbolizing the vision and mission of the Department of Health based on the following criteria:
Going beyond the call of duty; Living up to the Pledge of Service / Batho Pele Principles; Positive attitude towards patients / customers; Positive attitude towards colleagues; Effective management of the work environment; Contribution to team work.
World Kidney Day - 2011
World Kidney Day (WKD) is a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of our kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. The 2011 Campaign focuses on the important link between Chronic Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Disease and the fact that Chronic Kidney Disease is a major risk for Cardiovascular Disease. The slogan for this year's campaign is Protect Your Kidneys and Save Your Heart.
The National Kidney Foundation has arranged several projects to celebrate World Kidney Day
2011 with the main aim of making the public aware of chronic kidney disease.
Two consultants at the University of Pretoria, Prof G van Biljon and Dr Patience Sigwadi (fellow working in Nephrology), were invited by the National Kidney Foundation under the leadership of Prof AM Meyers to participate in a schools outreach programme.
- International Pediatric Nephrology Association
- Clinical Pediatric Nephrology
- Pediatric Nephrology
- The European Society for Paediatric Nephrology