Tribute to a special doctor- Dr Sue Klugman

Tribute to a special doctor- Dr Sue Klugman

Tribute to Dr Klugman  Dr Susan Klugman retired from the Johannesburg CF Paediatric Clinic (CMJAH) at the end of November 2020. Her retirement came after 32 years of commitment and dedication to the treatment of children with cystic fibrosis, as well as other chronic...

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Tribute to a special doctor- Dr Sue Klugman

Beautiful farewell letter by a very special Doctor

My story – Dr Sue Klugman I joined the paediatric CYSTIC FIBROSIS clinic in 1989 as a very part time job, for four hours a week ,when the clinic was short staffed and needed an extra pair of hands. The whole field was new, strange and overwhelming  to me. When Dr...

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Navigating Nutrition –  with your young CF child

Navigating Nutrition – with your young CF child

Navigating nutrition alongside your young child with CF can be very daunting, especially through transition phases. We chatted to Liezl Compion about a healthy parent approach to CF nutrition. Liezl lives in Still Bay and is a registered dietician and mom of three...

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Exercise tips for CF from Physiotherapist Sue Naude

Exercise tips for CF from Physiotherapist Sue Naude

As a physiotherapist with a special interest in CF and over 20 years’ experience one of the most common questions I get asked is, “What exercise should I be doing? Or what is the best exercise for my child?” This is both a simple but complex question. My simple...

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The CF Registry – Annual Report

The CF Registry – Annual Report

What is the registry for? Publishing of our first annual CF registry report for South Africa is testimony to the commitment of all CF doctors and CF families in our country, to promote the welfare of all our patients. The benefits of the registry are not always fully...

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Ndumiso’s Story (part 2)

Ndumiso’s Story (part 2)

(Continued from part 1) Work and social life As we all know CF is a very challenging condition it needs someone who is financially stable. It affects you mentally and emotionally and it needs you to be strong and accept it and learn to live with it. I struggled a lot-...

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CF New Frontiers Project : Vertex Update

CF New Frontiers Project : Vertex Update

Members of the CF New Frontiers Committee (CFNFC) engaged in a meeting with representatives from Vertex Pharmaceuticals on 16 September 2020. Representing South Africa on a national level, the CFNFC attendees consisted of doctors specializing in paediatric and adult...

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Ndumiso’s Story (part 2)

Ndumiso’s Story (part 1 of 2)

Ndumiso is from Zimbabwe, he now lives in Johannesburg, and is the first black CF person to join the CF Association. Ndumiso's story is very enlightening and shows his strength and bravery through adversity. He has been brave enough to write in English, which is not...

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