News & Publications
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. 

Student surgeons climb Kili for dialysis machine
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 08:15

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.

Rheumatic heart disease persists in poor regions
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:45

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: Why developing countries must improve primary care
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:15

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.

Dispatch Live: Struggle is real for students hit by last year’s fee protests
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 14:30

For the past 10 years‚ the University of Cape Town human genetics honours class has had a 100% pass rate‚ but academics say this year’s class is struggling.

Gender-based violence: an issue of public health
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:15

In response to the rising threat of gender-based violence, and in acknowledgement of its 80-year anniversary, UCT's Division of Nursing and Midwifery hosted a symposium entitled Gender-Based Violence in Context. 

Researchers presents at IAS 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:30

The International AIDS Symposium (IAS) Conference 2017 was a wealth of cutting edge research and discussion on HIV and AIDS, and the representatives from the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) were no exception.

Interview: alumnus Professor David Rubinsztein of the University of Cambridge, Fellow of the Royal Society of London
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 09:15

Faculty of Health Sciences alumnus Professor David Rubinsztein of the University of Cambridge was recently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.

Public health project empowers communities to address their needs
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:45

Communities in South Africa are beset by multiple social problems that affect health. People struggle to find employment, children grow up in unsafe environments, food insecurity is rife, violence is pervasive and impacts on health and well-being, yet the service delivery needs at local government level are tremendous.

World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders program puts the spotlight on Africa’s cardiovascular diseases in Africa
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 09:00

The University of Cape Town (UCT) recently hosted, for the first time, the annual seminar of the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders programme. Created in 2014, Emerging Leaders (ELs) is among the first international training programmes on cardiovascular implementation research.

Prolific Fagan wins gold
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 09:15

UCT’s Professor Johannes Fagan was one of six ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons recently awarded a gold medal by the International Federation of Otolaryngology Societies (IFOS) at its four-yearly IFOS World Congress, which was held in Paris in June 2017.

Launch of medical mycology unit
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 08:15

The new £600 000 AFGrica Unit in Medical Mycology will be launched on 11 August at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), where it will be based.