The role of education in prevention of heart disease was emphasised at the 2019 World Heart Day event on Sunday 29 September in the Two Oceans Aquarium,Cape Town, hosted by World Heart Federation President, Prof Karen Sliwa.
Created by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day informs people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 17.9 million lives each year.
While a feat of vision, engineering and innovation was putting men on the moon in 1969, at the tip of Africa, at the University of Cape Town (UCT), a nascent centre of engineering and innovation was being born. On 19 September, UCT celebrated 50 years of biomedical engineering.
The KaeloClinic has officially opened its doors to University of Cape Town (UCT) staff in pay classes two to six, providing an accessible, on-site facility for all members of the universityʼs KaeloHealth Primary Healthcare medical product.
We don’t need more research, we need action. Some of what must be done is already outlined in South African laws and policies. The Children’s Act, for instance, makes violence prevention interventions mandatory.
Ask any high school learner for their opinion on the life sciences and you’re bound to get a less than enthusiastic response. An innovative online platform and mobile app has, however, slowly but surely been changing this perspective by bringing an element of fun to these subjects.
University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have co-developed and trialled a programme to help caregivers in low- and middle-income countries parent in positive ways. They designed the programme to be successful in resource-poor settings specifically: places that – up to now – only had the option of similar programmes developed for high-income countries.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) welcomes the A-rating of seven of its researchers by the country’s National Research Foundation (NRF). The ratings were formally awarded at the NRF awards on Thursday, 12 September 2019.
As men in the Faculty of Health Sciences, we hang our heads in shame. The tragic death of Uyinene (Nene) Mrwetyana, against the background of an ongoing epidemic of sexual and gender-based violence in our country, has rightly brought our Faculty and University to a standstill.
Dr Dorit Hockman’s career to date has taken a full circle: starting with her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Cape Town, continuing her research at institutions in the United Kingdom – and back again. Now a UCT lecturer, she was recently awarded an inaugural 2019 Future Leaders – African Independent Research Fellowship.