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Open up access to advance healthcare
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 09:00

Within a context categorised by an already small emergency medicine research output, one in six African emergency care publications is inaccessible to African researchers.

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UCT FHS and University of Antananarivo (UA), Faculty of Medicine
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 09:30

On 30 January, 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding between UCT FHS and University of Antananarivo (UA), was signed. The MOU focuses on continued collaboration in the development of under and postgraduate Occupational Therapy education in Madagascar.

Prioritizing cancer
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 14:15

The University of Cape Town will be hosting Prioritizing Cancer: The UCT Cancer Research Symposium on Saturday, 17 February.

Tackling the continent’s paediatrician deficit
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 14:15

UCT’s African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (APFP), an initiative of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, was featured on CNN’s special feature Inside Africa in January 2018.

Newly-discovered TB blood signal provides early warning for at-risk patients
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 11:45

Tuberculosis can be detected in people infected with HIV via a unique blood signal before symptoms appear, according to a new study.

New NRF A rating for Keertan Dheda
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 11:30

In recognition of his excellent contributions to the field of pulmonology – with a specific focus on tuberculosis (TB) – Professor Keertan Dheda, head of the Division of Pulmonology at the University of Cape Town, has been awarded an A rating by the NRF.

African Pediatric Fellowship Programme featured on CNN
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 13:15

CNN Inside Africa has featured the APFP which in the past 10 years has successfully trained fellows from partner African academic institutions based on identified child health needs of these countries.

Medical student wins 'SA’s Got Talent'
Monday, January 8, 2018 - 12:00

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.

Prof Leslie London wins prestigious PHILA award
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 15:30

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.

Professor Diane McIntyre trades in academia for a quiet life in the Eastern Cape
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 14:45

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.

Marathon fundraiser boosts brain injury research
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 15:30

The brain is the most complex organ in the body and yet our understanding of it remains very limited.

Climate change and health
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 14:00

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.