Congratulations Health Sciences Graduands!
Congratulations to our June 2016 graduands on your excellent achievements.
The long walk from Limpopo
Mechanical engineer Fulufhelo Masithulela credits his success to the many people who helped him along his path. In June he graduates from UCT with a PhD in cardiovascular biomechanics for his investigations into the mechanisms of a heart attack.
Inflammatory proteins offer insights into how TB spreads in the lungs
Tuberculosis - the bacterial lung disease - remains a leading global health problem more than a century after it was first discovered. Mohlopheni Marakalala and Hlumani Ndlovu write about their research.


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Access to more funding, advanced technologies and prestige are some of the reasons young scientists and academics leave their home countries. However, many are choosing to return from studies abroad, bringing with them a wealth of skills, ideas and energy to contribute to the generation of African solutions and capacity building within the continent.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 15:00

Head and Neck surgeons care for patients with benign and malignant diseases of the head and neck. Prior to the UCT Head and Neck Fellowship programme, there were no trained Head and Neck Surgeons in Africa other than in Egypt and South Africa. 

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 15:30

The first of its kind at UCT, the Faculty of Health Sciences Language Festival provided an opportunity to raise awareness about the language diversity within the Faculty and to celebrate this diversity as a resource. 

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:45

World Heart Federation - Cardiovascular experts from South Africa and Canada have announced plans to perform the largest ever global studies of patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD), a disease which currently kills approximately 233,000 people per year, despite being almost entirely preventable.

Publication Date:
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 15:00