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Speech-language Pathology



Occupational Therapy




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.

View the Dean's presentation from the Faculty Assembly here

Dean Williamson welcoming the Minister of Health, Dr. P Aaron Motsoaledi, to the Steve Lawn Annual Memorial Lecture on campus. View the full talk here





Thursday, 25 April 2019
C-section risk 50 times higher for mothers in Africa

The maternal mortality rate following a C-section (caesarean section) in Africa may be 50 times higher than that in high-income countries, according to an observational study of more than 3 500 mothers from 22 African countries, published in The Lancet Global Health.

Publication Date:
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 - 12:15
Community health workers critical in HIV battle

South Africa introduced a community-based primary health care programme in 2012. The aim of the programme, which includes a large HIV component, is to improve access to health care.

Publication Date:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 - 11:15
Inspiring the neurologists of tomorrow

“Our brains are the seat of our memory, of our past, our present and our future. They enable us to communicate with and understand the world, and to live life as sentient beings.”

Publication Date:
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 - 11:15
Tackling TB one breath at a time

What roles do talking and breathing play in the spread of tuberculosis (TB)? How quickly does treatment prevent transmission of the infection? A University of Cape Town (UCT) research team has been awarded funding to answer these questions and in turn benefit the communities most affected by the disease.

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 - 13:00