News & Publications

Current

 

 

Exciting Programme launched to boost drug discovery for Malaria, Tuberculosis and other neglected tropical diseases in Africa
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 14:00

The University of Cape Town’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) have committed funding for the discovery of new drugs for diseases endemic to Africa over the next two years.

Governments Adopt a Global Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease at the World Health Assembly
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 14:15

This historic decision marks the first time that Rheumatic Fever (RF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) have been recognised as global health priorities on the world stage. Representing South Africa at the event was the newly-elected President of Reach, A/Prof Liesl Zuhlke from Red Cross Childrens Hospital  and WHF President-elect Prof Karen Sliwa, director of the Hatter Institute.

Making a case for investing in mental health
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 15:30

Drawing on his research and policy engagement work over the past two decades, Professor Crick Lund presented a compelling case for investing in population mental health during his inaugural lecture in the New Learning Centre on 23 May.

Remembering a warrior for social justice
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 14:15

Professor Jock McCulloch, who died from asbestos cancer (mesothelioma) on 18 January this year, not only distinguished himself with his research on the impact and machinations of the asbestos industry, but was also “a great friend of the people and especially the workers of South Africa”.

Med-tech inventors tackle anaphylaxis
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 09:15

The ZibiPen is a lifesaving piece of technology designed to deliver adrenaline during instances of anaphylaxis.

Volunteers see need through new eyes
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 08:30

The Students Health and Welfare Centres Organisation’s (SHAWCO) 750 km health tour to celebrate the organisation’s 75th anniversary was an unforgettable experience for the volunteers – and the communities they treated.

CANSA Shavathon
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:45

Every year UCT medical students shave or spray their hair to raise awareness for cancer research and those living with the disease. This year the annual Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Shavathon took place in the CANSA-funded laboratory in the Faculty of Health Sciences on Thursday, 1 March. Robyn Walker was there to capture the colourful event.

Shave or spray in solidarity
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:15

The Health Sciences campus will, once more, play host to the annual CANSA Shavathon. The 2018 theme, Loud in Colour, is a clarion call for South Africans to either shave, spray or donate to show solidarity with those affected by cancer.

SHAWCO: 75 years of giving back
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:15

The Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) turns 75 this July. In recognition of this milestone, the organisation has launched a fundraising drive to continue its efforts to promote the health and education of the community.

Press release: Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:45

Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines.

Grant drives genomic research
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:30

The African Academy of Sciences is awarding US$11 million to four leading African researchers to accelerate the use of genomics to better understand how the environment and human genes influence the susceptibility of Africans to certain diseases and their response to treatment.

UCT scientists drive genomics research in tackling diseases endemic to Africa
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 08:45

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Hearing Impairment Genetics Studies in Africa has been awarded grant funding by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) for cutting-edge research. The research offers the potential to identify genes that cause non-syndromic hearing loss – loss of hearing that is not associated with other signs and symptoms.

Pages

TOP