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
Global academic collaboration – a first for medical and health humanities in Africa

Medical humanities is a well-established field in the UK and USA but an emerging field on the African continent. The BMJ’s Medical Humanities Journal will soon publish the first English-language special issue to deal exclusively with work on and about Medical and Health Humanities (MHH) in Africa.

Publication Date:
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 - 11:00
HIV- babies of HIV+ mothers: major health challenges

One of the most remarkable public health successes of the last decade in southern Africa has been the reduction in the number of babies born with HIV. This was achieved through the provision of antiretroviral therapy to pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV. For example, the number of new HIV infections in children in South Africa has come down from a peak of 70 000 in 2003 to 13 000 in 2017.

Publication Date:
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 - 14:45
UCT & WCG (Health) - Vredenburg Hospital Open Day

The Faculty of Health Sciences, under leadership of the Primary Health Care Directorate, and in collaboration with the WCG - Saldanha Bay Health Sub-district, hosted an Open Day at the Vredenburg Hospital on 26 July 2018. This was the second year that this event was held to showcase Health Science professions to G11 and G12 learners in the area.

Publication Date:
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 - 15:15
"A world of false promises" Challenges facing global occupational health

Jo Ladou, Leslie London and Andrew Watterson recently published a timely commentary on the challenges facing global occupational health, provocatively titled “A world of false promises.” 

Publication Date:
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 - 12:00