Launch of medical mycology unit
The new £600 000 AFGrica Unit in Medical Mycology will be launched on 11 August at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), where it will be based.
Life-saving lessons on organ donation
Critical-care specialist and transplant surgeon Dr David Thomson has produced a massive open online course (MOOC) on organ donation. Thomson believes that public education of this sort is essential training for medical professionals.
Prolific Fagan wins gold
UCT’s Professor Johannes Fagan was one of six ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons recently awarded a gold medal by the International Federation of Otolaryngology Societies (IFOS) at its four-yearly IFOS World Congress, which was held in Paris in...


Saturday, 19 August 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa diabetes threat

As sub-Saharan countries struggle with the current burden of diabetes, new estimates suggest that costs associated with the disease could more than double and may reach up to US$59.3 billion per year by 2030, if type 2 diabetes cases continue to increase. The region is ill-prepared to cope with a growing health burden.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 09:00
Media statement from the Chairperson of the National Forensic Pathology Services Committee

The statement is endorsed by the head of UCT’s Division of Forensic Medicine Professor Lorna Martin, who is a member of this committee.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 15:45
Press Release: World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders to drive improved global access to essential CVD medicines

Access to essential CVD medicines is worryingly low globally and particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where some of the barriers to CVD medicines access include poor access to health care facilities, low availability, poor quality of medication and unaffordability.

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 09:30
More children than ever overweight and obese

For the first time in history more children in the world are overweight and obese than under-nourished and stunted, said UCT’s Professor Vicky Lambert following the release of the Healthy Active Kids South Africa Report Card (HAKSA) 2016.

Publication Date:
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:15