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Thursday, 24 September 2020
Perinatal Mental Health Project – Response to COVID-19

The Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP) in the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health has been working in several different ways in an effort to address the devasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown in South Africa for mothers and their children. Although this segment of the population appears relatively protected from disease related to COVID infection, they are particularly vulnerable to the adverse social, economic and psychological consequences of the pandemic.

Publication Date:
Wed, 22 Jul 2020 - 14:30
FHS student volunteers stepping up

Around 250 student volunteers from the Faculty of Health Sciences are assisting with the province’s response to the pandemic. Meet the Head Coordinator of the COVID-19 Volunteer initiatives and President of the UCT Surgical Society, Savannah Verhage (5th Year MBChB). 

Publication Date:
Mon, 20 Jul 2020 - 12:30
SA has reason to celebrate drop in AIDS-related deaths

News last week that AIDS-related deaths in South Africa are on a downward trajectory since the early 2000s is a victory for the country and proves that antiretroviral (ARV) treatment is powerful and effective, said the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Linda-Gail Bekker.

Publication Date:
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 - 09:30
Actively searching out TB cases ‘critical’

“A burgeoning epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) threatens to derail global control efforts [of the disease],” and countries like South Africa must shift gear to actively search out drug-sensitive and drug-resistant cases, renowned researcher Professor Keertan Dheda wrote in a recent paper published in the leading medical journal Nature Medicine.

Publication Date:
Mon, 13 Jul 2020 - 09:15

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