The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital will celebrate the official opening of its upgraded oncology-haematology unit on Thursday 29 August. The upgrade and expansion provide a safer environment, added comfort and privacy for the 2 000 children admitted and 5 000 outpatient visitors. Established in 1967, the unit provides the only fully functioning children’s stem cell transplant service for indigent patients in Sub-Saharan Africa. The unit has a survival rate of 73% which compares favourably to those achieved by better-resourced units in high-income countries. V For more information visit www.childrenshospitaltrust.org.za.