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.
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.
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.
The World Heart Federation membership elected Professor Karen Sliwa, Director of the UCT Hatter Institute, as President-Elect, marking two firsts: their first female president and their first from the African continent.