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 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.
The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health calls for investment into mental healthcare on World Mental Health Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor John Ataguba has been the recipient of numerous awards recognising his prowess as both an economist and a teacher.
The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Health Sciences Department is expanding its footprint in Eden.
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.
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 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.