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Congratulations to the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI),  who received the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Responsiveness Award for 2018 at the Health Sciences graduation ceremony on Saturday 13 April 2019.

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Friday, 19 April 2019
SATVI wins Social Responsiveness Award

Established in 2001, the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) was presented with the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) 2018 Social Responsiveness Award at the Faculty of Health Sciences graduation ceremony on Saturday, 13 April.

Publication Date:
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 - 13:00
Common contraceptive could raise TB risk

A breakthrough study conducted by Professor Keertan Dheda and Dr Michele Tomasicchio, at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity, has revealed that one of South Africa’s most commonly-used injectable contraceptives could increase women’s chances of contracting tuberculosis (TB).

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 - 11:00
Cultivating a health-conscious community

The Gugulethu Sports Complex was a hive of activity yesterday as community members streamed in to participate in a fair with a difference – a first-of-its-kind Health and Wellness Fair, hosted by the people for the people.

Publication Date:
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 - 14:15
Early-Career Researchers Showcase TB Work

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death, globally. The World Health organisation’s (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Report released last year, estimates that in 2017, TB caused 1.3 million deaths among HIV-negative people, and there were an additional 300 000 deaths from TB among HIV-positive people.

Publication Date:
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 - 10:45

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