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2019

UCT is advancing women with five substantial awards  - 11 February 2019

UCT SAX Appeal magazine to go on sale - 6 February 2019

UCT signs agreement with leading French geological institute dedicated to sustainable management of natural resources - 5 February 2019

More die after surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined - study - 1 February 2019

New device developed to administer drugs via mobile messaging - 31 January 2019

UCT selected for large-scale funding to tackle the world’s complex challenges - 24 January 2019

UCT study uses genetics to explore people’s risks of getting injured - 24 January 2019

2018

Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines - 19 February 2018

2017

UCT academic among “the most exceptional scholars and leaders in science, medicine, and health” - 16 October 2017

UCT to host valedictory lecture on the National Health Insurance - 16 October 2017

Rio, Brazil: A convergence to place sexual violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse & maltreatment at the heart of resolve - 13 September 2017

World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders to drive improved global access to essential CVD medicines - 22 June 2017

UCT launches state-of-art platform for imaging and analysis of cells and tissues - 26 May 2017

A new drug decreases hotflushes and may reduce cardiovascular disease - 11 May 2017

Discovery of new gene that causes sudden death in adolescents - 9 March 2017

DNA sequencing used to track transmission of incurable TB in South Africa - 23 January 2017

DNA-based detection test improves battle strategy against TB by finding undiagnosed cases in the community - 19 January 2017

2016

World’s first centre to tackle more than 600,000 African fungal infection-related deaths set up by University of Aberdeen at the University of Cape Town - 20 December 2016

UCT Study: Low-cost urine TB test at bedside reduced TB death-rate - 15 March 2016

2015

UCT Vice-Chancellor to run for mental health on 10 October - 8 October 2015

Three leading UCT academics publish TB paper in The Lancet - 17 September 2015

The South African Medical Research Council responds to cancer and founds Cancer Research Centres around the country - 11 February 2015

UCT research raises awareness of neurogenerative disease - 4 February 2015

2014

‘Utter neglect’ of Rheumatic Heart Disease - results from global study - 26 November 2014

TB trial carried out in South Africa finds new once-weekly treatment - 30 October 2014

The Ebola epidemic - is there a way out? UCT Prof authors position paper - 27 October 2014

‘No health without mental health’, say UCT researchers - 9 October 2014

Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research:

Media Release - Day 1 - Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research - 1 October 2014
Media Release - Day 3 - Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research - 3 October 2014

Two-pronged treatment can reduce TB safely and effectively, study finds - 5 June 2014

Top scholar at the University of Cape Town receives the Oppenheimer Fellowship - 29 May 2014

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