The Public Health Association of South Africa’s (PHASA) PHILA Award is an award that honours excellence and commitment to public health. PHILA is an acronym for Public Health Innovation and Lifetime Achievement and also plays on the isiZulu word “phila” meaning life.
A tiny notice: the humble beginning of an illustrious and impactful career for one Diane McIntyre. Along the way she’s added South African Research Chair in ‘Health and Wealth’ and Professor in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine and Executive Director of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) to her name.
Final-year medical student and one-fifth of a cappella group AnecNote, Morné Kahts can now add winner of South Africa’s Got Talent to his list of varied achievements. All University of Cape Town graduates, the group beat stiff competition to take home the coveted R500 000 prize.
A new chapter written by Dr Rebecca Garland of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Associate Professor Hanna-Andrea Rother from UCT's School of Public Health and Family Medicine (SPHFM) is putting the health of southern Africans on the global climate change agenda.
When Bopane “Mike” Mothemela had car trouble on the N2, he saw an opportunity to turn his misfortune into a business. Soon after, Mickey’s Mobile Mechanics and Mickey’s Student Emergency Car Services (MSECS) were born. Bopane, a fourth year audiology student works in tandem with fifth-year medical student Lefa Kekana.
Steven Williams is not what you’d expect from an anatomy teacher. In life he was a fireman, with stories to tell: babies brought out of burning shacks and climbing ladders eight storeys high to rescue fire victims. Even in death he found a way to give, donating his body to the medical school where he’s been teaching second- and third-year students the rudiments of anatomy.
Most of South Africa’s children are surviving, but too many are failing to achieve their full potential, which is costing the economy billions. Investing in children – particularly in violence prevention, networks of care, nutrition, education and inclusive services – would drive the next wave of social and economic transformation, boost gross domestic product, and secure a more sustainable future for everyone.
UCT alumnus, sports scientist and reigning Mr South Africa, Dr Habib Noorbhai, has published his first book, Heart, a guide to inspire people to live empowered, socially conscious lives. The book will be launched on 27 November.
On the 18 October 2017, Prof. Karen Sliwa was awarded an Honorary Doctoral degree by Paris Diderot, Sorbonne University in recognition of the extensive work that she has done in South Africa, Africa and the world at large predominantly in the fields of Clinical and Pathophysiological research in Cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and post-partum.