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Poisons Information Centre

Our poisons centre provides advice on the prevention, diagnosis and management of poisoning in both adults and children.

The centre is part of the UCT Department of Paediatrics and Child Health and is situated in the Institute of Child Health at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.

We produce the database AfriTox® which is available to doctors throughout Southern Africa to manage poisoning cases. It allows fast access to accurate information immediately after poisoning is suspected or confirmed so that a patient can be treated appropriately and effectively.