oa South African Medical Journal - Tackling child abuse and neglect in South Africa : CME - guest editorial

Volume 106, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Child abuse is disturbingly common in South Africa (SA). As such, it presents an outrageous scourge that calls for greater attention, skills, resources and political support. Also termed 'maltreatment', health professionals need to know how to deal with it better. 'Maltreatment is one of the biggest paediatric public health challenges, yet any research activity is dwarfed by work on more established childhood ills.'

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