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The Global Newborn Health Conference 2013 will be held at the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre. The hotel is conveniently located 7km from the OR Tambo International Airport.

For those participants interested in booking their accommodations at the Birchwood Hotel, details will be provided via email along with your official conference acceptance letter. We strongly recommend that all participants stay at the Birchwood Hotel; participants are responsible for booking their own accommodations.

To make a booking, participants must either call +27 (011) 897 0000 or email with their request and must reference the “Global Newborn Conference, booking number: 148387.” The Birchwood Hotel reservation desk is open from 08h00 until 17h00 daily. Reservations made through the Birchwood Hotel website will not be eligible for the special conference rate.

Complimentary shuttle transport from the airport to the hotel will be provided by the Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Center. The shuttle runs daily from 7h10 until 23h10. If your flight does not arrive within this window of time, you will need to take a taxi to the hotel, which will cost approximately 150 ZAR.


At this time, our guaranteed room block at the Birchwood Hotel has expired and the hotel no longer has rooms available from April 17-20. We reserved a block of rooms at the Garden Court Hotel from 17-20 April and will be providing a shuttle to the Birchwood for participants who need to move here:

Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport  
+27 11 392 1062

Booking code for room block: Global Newborn Health Conference - 894951

Also, there are two hotels that are within walking distance from the Birchwood – we will not be providing shuttle service from these hotels:

Airport Grand Hotel
(5-10 minute walk from the Birchwood)
+ 27 (0) 11 823 1843

Europrime Hotel
(5-10 minute walk from the Birchwood)
+27 11 894 82 66/7