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Invitation to attend Sister Institute Seminar Series (SISS) online
Look for information on the Faculty’s response to COVID-19 here
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)

Mask Safety

Intro, do's and don'ts
'Thuma Mina' by UCT Choir
Undergraduate studies - 2021


Thursday, 9 July 2020
The vicious cycle of mental health and poverty

Mental health and poverty are inextricably linked and leave many young people trapped in a vicious cycle that can limit their chances of a better life, writes the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Emily Garman.

Publication Date:
Thu, 09 Jul 2020 - 14:30
Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation name change

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation based at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has changed its name to the Desmond Tutu Health Foundation (DTHF).

Publication Date:
Wed, 08 Jul 2020 - 10:30
SHAWCO Health hard at work during pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) has stepped up to continue their work in under-resourced communities across Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Wed, 08 Jul 2020 - 09:30
UCT Family Medicine registrars experience new ‘Hospital of Hope’

Just a few months ago, Dr Abhaya Karki and Dr Nabeela Amien, two senior family medicine registrars from the University of Cape Town (UCT), could not have imagined being part of a team that would set up a field hospital from scratch – from preparing beds to welcoming the first patients and leading one of the multidisciplinary teams who look after acutely ill COVID-19 patients. The duo have described it as “the experience of a lifetime”.

Publication Date:
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 - 15:15