UCT Vice-Chancellor to run for mental health
About 75% of people living with mental illness in low- and middle-income countries do not receive any treatment at all - but they will be the focus of a special awareness-raising run by university leaders to commemorate World Mental Health Day.
Save the Date: General Physicians Conference 2016
The conferrence will bring an interactive approach to common medical disorders and emergencies, interactive sessions, quizzes & updates and 'Meet the Experts' workshops.
South Africa fails to tackle its high foetal alcohol syndrome rate
As we mark World Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day, South Africa ashamedly still has the highest rate globally. Leslie London looks at what is needed to eradicate this scourge.
Dangerous skin lightening products on sale on our streets
Even though South Africa has some of the toughest laws against skin lighteners, many international products containing dangerous and illegal substances are still being sold in Cape Town, a UCT study has found.
Cardiology researcher wins at National Research Foundation Awards 2015
Dr Ntobeko Ntusi from the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine won the Research Excellence Award for Early Career/Emerging Researchers for his work in better understanding cardiovascular disease, particularly in an African setting.
Transform HSF

Intersections for healing work Faculty staff and student leadership have kick-started conversations on transformation in the Faculty of Health Sciences through conversation, listening, reflecting and acting in ways that advance healing and sustained transformation. Read more


Saturday, 10 October 2015

Illuminating presentations and thought provoking advice from the key speakers were just some of the highlights at the recent School of Public Health and Family Medicine research day.

Publication Date:
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 13:00

Three leading UCT academics have published in The Lancet, one of the world leading medical journals, as part of a paper outlining the most recent advances in tuberculosis pathogenesis and management every 5 years. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 11:30

One of the world's leading healthcare knowledge providers, the BMJ, has partnered with University of Cape Town's Lung Institute's Knowledge Translation Unit to develop and distribute the Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK) programme to healthcare workers in low to middle-income countries.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 09:00

Housed at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), the GSH Healthcare Innovation Hub was officially opened on 17 March 2015, with the aim to catalyse innovation from within the healthcare system by harnessing the potential of frontline healthcare workers.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 7, 2015 - 11:30