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Latest Updates: Corona Virus
 The Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, is producing educational video material for use on digital platforms and in multiple languages. The information contained in the videos is authenticated and endorsed by the team of experts based in the Department of Medicine. Many of the recommendations are based on current best evidence and are aligned to provincial, national and international guidelines. (View videos below)


Thursday, 9 April 2020
COVID-19 and how to manage your mental health

As a result of the global outbreak of COVID-19, many are struggling to adjust to what will be our “new normal” for the foreseeable future: social distancing (or social solidarity), self-isolation, quarantine and, following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent address, a 21-day nationwide lockdown.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 - 11:15
Lessons from the HIV and AIDS pandemic

Ralph Kretzen, who died on 26 August 1982, and Pieter Daniël (Charles) Steyn, who died on 1 January 1983, were the first two people officially recognised as dying of AIDS in South Africa.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2020 - 18:15
Career Development Workshop a success

Hosted earlier this month the workshop offered postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows an opportunity to engage with industry experts on preparing for the working world. For a good start to this year  a Career Development Workshop was hosted between the 5th and 6th of March. 

Publication Date:
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 - 13:00
Best paper award for UCT TB vaccine research

The International Society for Vaccines (ISV) has selected a publication in which the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Mark Hatherill, Professor Robert Wilkinson, Professor Tom Scriba, Dr Michèle Tameris and Dr Friedrich Thienemann (Faculty of Health Sciences) played a key role, as the best paper of the year for 2019.

Publication Date:
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 - 12:15