Friday, 17 August 2018
Volunteers see need through new eyes

The Students Health and Welfare Centres Organisation’s (SHAWCO) 750 km health tour to celebrate the organisation’s 75th anniversary was an unforgettable experience for the volunteers – and the communities they treated.

Publication Date:
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 08:30
Teen TB vaccine trial offers new hope

An innovative new clinical trial has shown that revaccinating at-risk teenagers with the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine they first got as babies could significantly drive down the threat of these youngsters becoming carriers of TB infection.

Publication Date:
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 14:45
UCT Key in New Drugs Search

The University of Cape Town’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D) will be pivotal in a new international drug discovery programme aimed at financing not only the identification of new drug candidates to combat diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis, but also the development of African scientists.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 14:15
A Website and App for the Deaf

Fourth-year medical students Banele Mhlongo and Vuma Mthembu are developing an app that they are hoping will improve the lives of deaf patients using healthcare facilities – and their understanding of common diseases.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 15:00