Student surgeons climb Kili for dialysis machine
The majestic peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, which members of UCT’s Surgical Society will attempt to summit in December this year to fund a haemodialysis machine for Groote Schuur Hospital.
Rheumatic heart disease persists in poor regions
A new study shows that while the risk of dying of rheumatic heart disease has fallen over the past 25 years, the disease stubbornly persists in the world’s poor regions, where penicillin is either unavailable or too costly.


Monday, 25 September 2017
George Herald: UCT in Eden a class act

The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Health Sciences Department is expanding its footprint in Eden. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 09:30
The Economist: Why developing countries must improve primary care

The Economist references UCT Lung Institute's Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK) which is a comprehensive clinical practice guideline that aims to equip nurses and other clinicians to diagnose and manage common adult conditions at primary level.

Publication Date:
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:15
Dispatch Live: Struggle is real for students hit by last year’s fee protests

For the past 10 years‚ the University of Cape Town human genetics honours class has had a 100% pass rate‚ but academics say this year’s class is struggling.

Publication Date:
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 14:30
Researchers presents at IAS 2017

The International AIDS Symposium (IAS) Conference 2017 was a wealth of cutting edge research and discussion on HIV and AIDS, and the representatives from the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) were no exception.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:30