The South African Medical Research Council's (MRC) new president, Professor Glenda Gray, addressed guests at the health sciences' dean's seminar recently, telling guests that the MRC is interested in big ideas, big science and high-impact research.
Africa faces a crushing child-health burden, with diseases such as epilepsy often going undiagnosed. But UCT is training and supporting a corps of African paediatricians to manage these unique situations, said Professor Jo Wilmshurst in her inaugural lecture.
The Faculty's Isisombululo programme, funded by the Hasso Plattner Foundation, aims to develop an integrated, comprehensive and sustainable HIV/AIDS care, prevention and treatment project. One of their projects in the Southern Cape was to provide funding for the Kyusa clinic.