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Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

Klipfontein Road Rondebosch, 7700 Cape Town, South Africa

The RX Radio My Health Journey Podcasts tell the experiences of patients and parents in the hospital and discuss various different illnesses and conditions. Each episode is intended to give advice and comfort to children with specific conditions and their parents, but it is also covers informative and relative topics of illness and hospital. Two episodes of the My Health Journey Podcasts are released on the first Friday of every month at 12:00 and are roughly 20 to 30 minutes in length.


  • This is the first podcast in a series on Rheumatoid Arthritis – a group of conditions that cause pain and inflammation in the joints, especially in the fingers, wrists, feet, and ankles. In this part, Inga, along with her mom, talk about her experiences with Polyarteritis Nodosa and Prof Chris Scott explains this form of vasculitis and gives advice to other patients with this condition.

  • Listen to the second mini-podcast on Rheumatoid Arthritis where, Inga chats to Mecah, an 8-year-old with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), and her mom about her time in hospital and dealing with her condition. Dr Shehnaaz Akhalwaya also talks to the listener about what JIA is and how patients can deal with this condition.

  • Here is the third instalment of the Rheumatoid Arthritis! Inga interviews Rania, a 12-year-old with SLE (otherwise known as Lupus), and her mom about how she first got diagnosed with this condition and how life has changed for her since her diagnosis. Dr Kate Webb informs the listener about Lupus and the butterfly rash that often indicates this condition.

  • RX Radio Reporter, Rowan, shares his health journey with Leukemia. He’s joined by his mom, Julie, who helps him to tell his story and she also shares advice with parents, who are starting a journey with Leukemia. Dr Marc Hendricks, from RCWCH’s Oncology Department, worked closely with Rowan while he was in hospital and he speaks about the treatment Rowan received, explains what Leukemia is and gives some helpful tips for parents and children conquering this illness.