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Congratulations to Sophia Kisting-Cairncross on receiving the American Public Health Association's (APHA) 2019 Leslie Nickel's International Award for Global Achievements in Worker Health and Safety

Postdoctoral researcher Dr Melissa Nel and PhD candidate Shantelle Claassen were among four UCT emerging female scientists, recognised for their ground-breaking research  by the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South African National programme.

Congratulations to Lynette Denny who won a prestigious South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Gold Medal for her research on cervical cancer



Thursday, 21 November 2019
The dead teach in a universal language

MC was not much older than Joseph Lichtman when they met. Still muscular, he’d been a powerful man once. Later, Lichtman noticed the callused ridges between his palms and fingers and the nicotine-stained fingertips. Among his tattoos were the signatures of prison life.

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019 - 14:30
Tackling HIV: one haircut at a time

Launched in July this year, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation’s Amajita Tutu Truck gave 50 men in Philippi free HIV tests on International Men’s Day on 19 November – and complimentary haircuts, thanks to a collaboration with Legends Barbershop.

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Wed, 20 Nov 2019 - 12:15
Two UCT subjects in top 100

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been ranked among the top 100 globally for two subjects – clinical, pre-clinical and health, and social sciences – in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings by subject.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019 - 14:00
Collaboration pushes frontiers of anti-malaria drug regimes

More than 200 million people around the world suffered from malaria in 2017. Over 400,000 died. The vast majority – around 90% – were in Africa, where many are all too familiar with the devastating impact of the disease. Young children and pregnant women are the most vulnerable.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019 - 13:00