News & Publications
World Environmental Health Day
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 - 10:15

World Environmental Health Day. Join the challenge. Commit to not use any plastic item. #usenoplastic.

Committed to healthy communities
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 - 14:30

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.

Celebrating Health Science Education (CHSE) Conference
Mon, 03 Sep 2018 - 13:45

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. 

Congratulations to Professor Anna-Lise Williamson for receiving SAMRC Gold Medal Award
Mon, 03 Sep 2018 - 13:45

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.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” (African proverb)
Tue, 28 Aug 2018 - 11:30

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” (African proverb) - Faculty Transformation and Equity needs everyone’s involvement, says Committee.

Celebrating Women Research Leaders in the Faculty
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 - 09:15

Young women in the Faculty continue to make their mark as research leaders. 2018 is the first year that only women were appointed to academic Chairs of posts in the Faculty.

Primary healthcare revered and revisited
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 - 09:45

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.

Breastfeeding Breaks: Good for mom. Good for baby. Good for business.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 - 14:00

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.

UCT and GSH Transorbital Surgery
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 - 12:00

A group of surgeons at GHS  Hospital have found a breakthrough technique ,by going through  the eye socket and nostrils to reach some parts of the brain.

Students pay tribute to Professor Mayosi
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 - 09:45

Hundreds of students from the University of Cape Townʼs Faculty of Health Sciences held a candlelight vigil for their dean, Professor Bongani Mayosi, who passed away on Friday, 27 July

Exciting Programme launched to boost drug discovery for Malaria, Tuberculosis and other neglected tropical diseases in Africa
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - 14:00

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.

Governments Adopt a Global Resolution on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease at the World Health Assembly
Wed, 30 May 2018 - 14:15

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.