South Africa

Country: South Africa
City: Johannesburg

Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centre 
Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
Area 295, 7 York Road, Parktown, 2193
South Africa
Tel.: +27 488 3295/+27 489 8435
Fax: +27 86 602 6416

Director: Prof Johnny Mahlangu
Medical Associates: Prof Hellen Myezwa, Dr Zipho Mafika, Dr Susan Louw, Dr Robyn Marshall, Mrs Bongiwe Xhakaza, Mrs Nanette Pienaar, Sister Bongi Mbele
Fellowship logistics coordinator: Prof Johnny Mahlangu
Year of IHTC designation: 2016 

Areas of specialty: Adult hematology; Laboratory Diagnosis and hemostasis; Physiotherapy.


Location: The Haemophilia Treatment Centre at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a comprehensive care centre established in 1970 and currently managing more than a thousand people with bleeding diathesis, the majority of whom have haemophilia. Our academic departments are affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Like many similar academic departments, we are committed to a triple mission of service, teaching/training and research.

Climate: Johannesburg has a subtropical highland climate. This means hot summers and mild winters.

Accommodation: Reasonable flats and hotels in the vicinity.

Language: English 


Clinical activities: We have a walk in single outpatient facility which is open Monday to Friday with doctors available after hours and over the weekends and holidays. The haemophilia services include physiotherapy, orthopaedic surgery, dental services and access to all branches of medicine including critical care and emergency care which are open 24hrs a day all year round. Teaching in the centre has included running a basic course in haemostasis, didactic lectures on haemophilia to undergraduate medical and technology students and postgraduate haematology and internal medicine lectures. Our centre also conducts home therapy courses twice a year in which parents, patients and caregivers are trained on various aspects haemophilia care and appropriate replacement therapy. 

Laboratory activities/research: There is an on-site National Health Laboratory Service Academic haematology laboratory which incorporates the full repertoire of haemostasis testing and is open 24/7. The laboratory is SANAS accredited and participates in number of external quality assurance programs including ECAT Foundation, UKNEQAS, RCPA, Thistle and NHLS EQA to name a few. The centre currently co-ordinates the EQA program from the Christian Medical Centre, Vellore, India in which 12 South African laboratories are participants. The fellows will be exposed to both the breadth and depth of practice in haemostasis testing, accreditation and quality assurance.

Multidisciplinary activities/research: The centre undertakes both investigator initiated and sponsored clinical research and basic science studies. Trainees will be able to choose from a number of available projects ranging simple audits to esoteric molecular analysis studies under experienced basic science and clinical researchers. The clinical trial unit has undertaken more than 40 commercial international studies in the last 15 years including phase 1 to phase 4 studies. Many of the tools used in clinical studies have now been implemented for routine use in the daily care of people with bleeding diathesis in our centre.

To see a sample curriculum of the training that will be provided, please click here >

Updated June 2016