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Weekly COVID-19 clinician-based webinars
On Wednesdays, join our weekly COVID-19 clinician-based webinars on the ECHO ZOOM platform, featuring both international and national clinicians and researchers. Prof Graeme Meintjes, Deputy Head of the Department of Medicine, hosts  a panel of infectious disease specialists, respiratory physicians and critical care specialists on COVID-19 topics of special interest, followed by a  question and answer session. Recordings of these webinars are made available within 3 days of the meeting having been held.

 


 The Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, is producing educational video material for use on digital platforms and in multiple languages. The information contained in the videos is authenticated and endorsed by the team of experts based in the Department of Medicine. Many of the recommendations are based on current best evidence and are aligned to provincial, national and international guidelines. (View videos below)

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Thursday, 28 May 2020
UCT researcher’s COVID-19 dashboard expands globally

When confronted with crisis, it is often the simple solutions that resonate most deeply with people. Leen Remmelzwaal, a PhD candidate in computational neuroscience at the University of Cape Town (UCT), discovered this first-hand when a dashboard he designed to offer South Africans a comprehensive overview of the latest coronavirus statistics started gaining international traction.

Publication Date:
Thu, 28 May 2020 - 08:45
A smartphone app to improve engagement in HIV care

With more than seven million HIV-infected citizens, South Africa has one of the largest and arguably most successful antiretroviral therapy programmes in the world. Continuous involvement in this programme has the potential to increase the life expectancy of those living with HIV by more than a decade. However, sustaining engagement along the HIV care continuum has proven challenging and there is the risk that many may disengage and be lost to follow-up care.

Publication Date:
Wed, 27 May 2020 - 08:45
UCT’s two 2020 WEF Young Scientists

Every year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) selects an elite group of researchers under the age of 40 to participate in their Young Scientists programme. This year, the University of Cape Town (UCT) is represented by two brilliant women scientists. 

Publication Date:
Tue, 26 May 2020 - 08:45
New multi-functional TB blood test validated

Researchers from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research – Seattle in the United States, and a large consortium of collaborators have developed a validated a new, simple blood-based test that has the potential to serve multiple functions in the fight against TB.

Publication Date:
Mon, 25 May 2020 - 15:15

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