A fourth-year UCT medical student has his audience, including VC Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng (centre) enthralled as he shares his experience of delivering his 15th baby earlier that morning at the Hanover Park Community Health Centre.
On the 16th of August the Department of Health Science Education hosted the 10th annual Celebrating Health Science Education (CHSE) conference, which also formed part of the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Alma Ata.
University of Cape Town (UCT) Vaccinology Research Chair Professor Anna-Lise Williamson, internationally recognised for her research on vaccinology and human papillomavirus (HPV) in Africa, was awarded a gold medal at the SA Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Scientific Merit Awards gala event in Cape Town on 30 August.
A series of seminars, workshops and films on primary healthcare taking place at the University of Cape Town (UCT) until 7 September will not only commemorate the 40th anniversary of the global adoption of the philosophy, but also rekindle the commitment to “health for all” as a fundamental human right.
Every August we take time to celebrate women – the care that they provide within family, their strength and leadership in communities, and their achievements in business and science. Yet despite women having equal rights, employers in South Africa still have a long way to go in supporting women’s efforts to breastfeed and give their children the best start in life.
The University of Cape Town’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) have committed funding for the discovery of new drugs for diseases endemic to Africa over the next two years.
This historic decision marks the first time that Rheumatic Fever (RF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) have been recognised as global health priorities on the world stage. Representing South Africa at the event was the newly-elected President of Reach, A/Prof Liesl Zuhlke from Red Cross Childrens Hospital and WHF President-elect Prof Karen Sliwa, director of the Hatter Institute.