Close the mental health treatment gap
South Africa needs sustainable solutions to deal with its mental health treatment gap, delegates heard at a roundtable discussion ahead of World Mental Health Day (WMHD).
Sudesh Sivarasu: the prolific inventor serving humanity through innovation
Dr Sudesh Sivarasu, senior lecturer in the Division of Biomedical Engineering has been awarded the 2017 Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Achievement in Innovation for his invention and innovation achievements.
Prof Sandie Thomson to receive highest honour from World Gastroenterology Organisation
The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) will award its 2017 Masters of the WGO (MWGO) Award to Professor Sandie Thomson, head of the Division of Medical Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine.


Thursday, 19 October 2017
Awardees: Carnegie Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) in Africa

The Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT, recently announced 5 Early-Career and 6 Postdoctoral fellowships have been awarded, for three years each, under the new Carnegie Corporation Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) in Africa programme.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:30
Press Release: Prof Mayosi elected to US National Academy of Medicine

The Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, Professor Bongani Mayosi, has been elected to the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The NAM, formerly the Institute of Medicine, was established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to advise on medical and health issues.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:15
Press Release: UCT to host valedictory lecture on the National Health Insurance

The University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences will host a valedictory lecture focusing on the National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Africa next month.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 14:15
Autism in an African context

Autism research up to now has been rooted in the world's high-income countries. Tools for autism screening and diagnosis were developed in wealthy countries, and what we know about autism prevalence is derived from these regions, too. As we recognise World Mental Health Day on 10 October, we take a look at the work being done by UCT's Centre for Autism Research in Africa.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 09:45