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The Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT has the oldest medical school in Southern Africa. Its core business is research in medical and allied fields, as well as teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students over a wide range of healthcare-related...
High-impact medical research wanted, says new MRC president
High-impact medical research wanted, says new MRC president
The South African SA Medical Research Council (MRC) is interested in big ideas, big science and high-impact research, says new MRC president Professor Glenda Gray.
Fokus interviews UCT Researchers on Brazilian blowout health threat
Fokus interviews UCT Researchers on Brazilian blowout health threat
SABC Fokus interviewed Associate Professor Khumalo & Dr Van Wyk to explain their findings. The insert aired on Sunday, 10 August 2014.

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Saturday, 23 August 2014
High-impact medical research wanted, says new MRC president

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.

Homegrown paediatric care in Africa

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.

Public-private partnership brings new dawn with opening of George clinic

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.

SHAWCO brings sunshine on Mandela Day

Wintry weather dampened few spirits on 18 July as SHAWCO commemorated Mandela Day by helping school children from around the Cape Flats vivify their communities, in keeping with the late Madiba's example of paying it forward.

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