Congratulations to Associate Professor John Ataguba, Director of Health Economics, for being selected to the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on Health and Healthcare. 

Dr Charle Viljoen, of the Department of Medicine was awarded the 2018 International Resident Leadership Award by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This award is given annually to an international resident who has demonstrated leadership in specialty education and encourages the development of future leaders in medicine.








Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Umthombo: UCT’s research magazine

Welcome to Umthumbo, a magazine featuring research stories from across the university.

Publication Date:
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 - 09:45
Rogue Hormone Meets its Match

It’s a baffling and avoidable heart condition that until now has gone mostly undiagnosed because it’s detected too late. Peripartum cardiomyopathy, triggered by a hormone that’s released when breastfeeding starts, affects as many as one in a thousand young mothers and 25% of them will die – unnecessarily. Carte Blanche tells the story of pioneering medical research by Groote Schuur doctors who have discovered a simple and inexpensive treatment.


Publication Date:
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 - 09:45
Acclaim for UCT’s healthcare ʻbible’

The conference centre at the SA Medical Research Council (MRC) erupted into cheers and applause on 26 October as colourful balloons were released into the hall to celebrate the official launch of the Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK).

Publication Date:
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 - 10:15
Identifying those who die at sea

 UCT is spearheading a study that could be key to resolving the worldwide challenge of identifying human remains found in the ocean or washed up on the beach, the success of which would bring closure to grieving families.

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 - 09:45