Wednesday, 8 December 2021
UCT Family Medicine registrars experience new ‘Hospital of Hope’

Just a few months ago, Dr Abhaya Karki and Dr Nabeela Amien, two senior family medicine registrars from the University of Cape Town (UCT), could not have imagined being part of a team that would set up a field hospital from scratch – from preparing beds to welcoming the first patients and leading one of the multidisciplinary teams who look after acutely ill COVID-19 patients. The duo have described it as “the experience of a lifetime”.

Publication Date:
Mon, 06 Jul 2020 - 15:15
Unleashing academic conferences: “We need to seize this opportunity”

The University of Cape Town (UCT) hosted the first in its series of digital events aimed at reimagining the new global university on Monday 29 June. Challenging international thoughtleaders on the globalisation of higher education, the first conversation asked: how virtual can academic conferences go?

Publication Date:
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 - 15:15
OT’s provide a platform for health professionals to discuss shifts in practice during COVID-19

Facing Up is a UCT-affiliated occupational therapy initiative that focuses on developing and partnering with communities to support social transformation and has grown through partnerships with many NGOs and schools in Cape Town over the past 20 years.

Publication Date:
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 - 13:00
The Heart and Stroke Foundation donates an Automated External Defibrillator

The Heart and Stroke Foundation has donated an  Automated External Defibrillator, also known as an AED,  to the Faculty. A defibrillator is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It is a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyse the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.

Publication Date:
Thu, 02 Jul 2020 - 12:45


News byte

Congratulations to Prof Lynette Denny who was honoured by the Presidency of South Africa and awarded the Order of the Baobab in silver for her contribution to the field of obstetrics. 
Social Responsiveness Report. Read it here                                                                                                                                                Call for nominations -  2022 TB Davie Memorial Lecture