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Invitation to attend Sister Institute Seminar Series (SISS) online
Look for information on the Faculty’s response to COVID-19 here
Weekly COVID-19 clinician-based webinars
On Wednesdays, join our weekly COVID-19 clinician-based webinars on the ECHO ZOOM platform, featuring both international and national clinicians and researchers. Prof Graeme Meintjes, Deputy Head of the Department of Medicine, hosts  a panel of infectious disease specialists, respiratory physicians and critical care specialists on COVID-19 topics of special interest, followed by a  question and answer session. Recordings of these webinars are made available within 3 days of the meeting having been held.

 The Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, is producing educational video material for use on digital platforms and in multiple languages. The information contained in the videos is authenticated and endorsed by the team of experts based in the Department of Medicine. Many of the recommendations are based on current best evidence and are aligned to provincial, national and international guidelines. (View videos below)

Mask Safety

Intro, do's and don'ts
'Thuma Mina' by UCT Choir
Undergraduate studies - 2021


Friday, 10 July 2020
A small team, with a large footprint, plays major role in South African workplace health and safety in the midst of COVID-19

“COVID-19 has forced us to delve deep into our inner resources to appreciate our common humanity and use our skills and creativity to act with unreserved solidarity and compassion in facing the challenges in our workplaces and broader community,” says Professor Mohamed Jeebhay, head of the Division of Occupational Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Publication Date:
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 - 11:30
UCT pays homage to COVID-19 frontline workers

“Send me, Lord; send me, Lord; send me, Lord into the world …”

Singing the lyrics of “Thuma Mina”a traditional Zulu hymn, the University of Cape Town (UCT) Choir has paid tribute to the country’s essential workers at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Publication Date:
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 - 09:00
People living with diabetes could develop ‘severe’ COVID-19

Evidence slowly emerging in South Africa suggests that people living with diabetes (PLWD), as well as those with an elevated body mass index (BMI), are likely to experience a more “severe and complicated” course of COVID-19.

Publication Date:
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 - 10:00
HIV and TB testing sites start COVID-19 research

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) in association with the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre (DTHC), an accredited research centre at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), has been working to accommodate and incorporate COVID-19 research and trials at its existing HIV and tuberculosis (TB) research sites.

Publication Date:
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 - 13:00