Press Release: UCT to host valedictory lecture on the National Health Insurance
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 14:15

The University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences will host a valedictory lecture focusing on the National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Africa next month.

Autism in an African context
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 09:45

Autism research up to now has been rooted in the world's high-income countries. Tools for autism screening and diagnosis were developed in wealthy countries, and what we know about autism prevalence is derived from these regions, too. As we recognise World Mental Health Day on 10 October, we take a look at the work being done by UCT's Centre for Autism Research in Africa.

Press Release: Mental Illness an Increasingly Unbearable Burden for South African Economy
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 09:30

The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health calls for investment into mental healthcare on World Mental Health Day.


Close the mental health treatment gap
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 15:30

South Africa needs sustainable solutions to deal with its mental health treatment gap, delegates heard at a roundtable discussion ahead of World Mental Health Day (WMHD) today. The discussion, “Economy, Equality and Access to Mental Health Services”, was hosted by the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health.

Children's Institute: Annual Report 2016
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:15

2016 was a productive year for the Children’s Institute. It marked the completion of a number of primary research projects, and a string of peer-reviewed publications, research reports and research briefs focusing on child protection, social assistance and early childhood development. 

Sudesh Sivarasu: the prolific inventor serving humanity through innovation
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 15:45

Dr Sudesh Sivarasu, senior lecturer in the Division of Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded the 2017 Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Achievement in Innovation for his invention and innovation achievements in the field of biomedical engineering and his contributions to fostering collaborative innovation internally at UCT, as well as nationally and internationally.

Prof Sandie Thomson to receive highest honour from World Gastroenterology Organisation
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:45

The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) will award its 2017 Masters of the WGO (MWGO) Award to Professor Sandie Thomson, head of the Division of Medical Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine.

John Ataguba: 'I made a vow to myself that I would rewrite my story.'
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 09:00

Associate Professor John Ataguba has been the recipient of numerous awards recognising his prowess as both an economist and a teacher. 

George Herald: UCT in Eden a class act
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 09:30

The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Health Sciences Department is expanding its footprint in Eden. 

Student surgeons climb Kili for dialysis machine
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 08:15

The majestic peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, which members of UCT’s Surgical Society will attempt to summit in December this year to fund a haemodialysis machine for Groote Schuur Hospital.

Rheumatic heart disease persists in poor regions
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:45

A new study shows that rheumatic heart disease has decreased over the past 25 years but is still a challenge in poor countries.

The Economist: Why developing countries must improve primary care
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:15

The Economist references UCT Lung Institute's Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK) which is a comprehensive clinical practice guideline that aims to equip nurses and other clinicians to diagnose and manage common adult conditions at primary level.