South Africa: Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital launched in Johannesburg

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The dream of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, became a reality on Friday with the opening of a magnificent children’s hospital in Johannesburg.

Former deputy chief justice, Dikgang Moseneke, who gave the keynote address at the event, said the state-of-the-art facility realised the Nobel Laureates love for children and vision for their healthcare.

"This hospital is a reminder to all of us that there's place for hard work. There is a place for excellence, a place for honesty and a place doing good things, " he said.

Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, who attended the launch, said the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital will be a beacon of hope for South Africa’s youths. "Children deserve the very best every society can provide. And Madiba said any society will be judged according to the way it treats its children,” she said.

It is only the second dedicated children’s healthcare facility in South Africa. The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town was opened in 1956 as a memorial to soldiers lost in the Second World War.
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02 Dezembro 2016 13:48:32

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