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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