News & Publications
Undergrad Research Day Oral Winners 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 15:30

The Faculty of Health Sciences celebrated the 2017 Undergraduate Research Day on the 19 October 2017 with resounding success and the oral presentations being a key highlight of the date.

Awardees: Carnegie Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) in Africa
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 13:30

The Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT, recently announced 5 Early-Career and 6 Postdoctoral fellowships have been awarded, for three years each, under the new Carnegie Corporation Developing Emerging Academic Leaders (DEAL) in Africa programme.

Press Release: Prof Mayosi elected to US National Academy of Medicine
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:15

The Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, Professor Bongani Mayosi, has been elected to the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The NAM, formerly the Institute of Medicine, was established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to advise on medical and health issues.

Press Release: UCT to host valedictory lecture on the National Health Insurance
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 14:15

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 in an African context
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 09:45

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.

Press Release: Mental Illness an Increasingly Unbearable Burden for South African Economy
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 09:30

The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health calls for investment into mental healthcare on World Mental Health Day.


Close the mental health treatment gap
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 15:30

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.

Children's Institute: Annual Report 2016
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:15

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. 

Sudesh Sivarasu: the prolific inventor serving humanity through innovation
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 15:45

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.

Prof Sandie Thomson to receive highest honour from World Gastroenterology Organisation
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:45

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.

John Ataguba: 'I made a vow to myself that I would rewrite my story.'
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 09:00

Associate Professor John Ataguba has been the recipient of numerous awards recognising his prowess as both an economist and a teacher. 

George Herald: UCT in Eden a class act
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 09:30

The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Health Sciences Department is expanding its footprint in Eden.