The objectives of the Association shall be:


  • Communication and networking between all professionals in the fields of Paediatric Neurology and Child Development in Southern Africa.
  • The forging of international links with professionals working in these fields.
  • Further education by:​
    • Organizing meetings, discussion groups, conferences etc. To provide continuing medical education for professionals within the various regions.
    • Training of health care professionals at centres of excellence in Paediatric Neurology and Child Development.
    • Disseminating up to date resource registers, guidelines and other useful information.
  • Public education through the media.
  • The health of and lobby for children with special needs with the relevant authorities.
  • Research collaboration and play an active role in the acquisition of research funding.
  • To facilitate the organisation of specialized services within each region.
  • To function as a pressure group for matters pertaining to the sub-specialities (e.g. the training of registrars, billing etc.)
  • To forge links with other professional bodies that are engaged in similar activities of promoting the welfare and development of children.