Thursday, 22 August 2019
Celebrating the women @ FHS

For Women’s Month, the university’s focus is on celebrating womxn and womxn’s achievements.

Publication Date:
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 13:00
‘Education was my secret weapon’

In a sad twist of fate, Zimbabwean-born Rachael Dangarembizi had to step into the role of mother to her four young siblings at just 16 when HIV/AIDS claimed the lives of her parents. In what felt like the blink of an eye, she was the sole breadwinner and head of the household.

Publication Date:
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 08:45
UCT team’s central role in R5-bn settlement

University of Cape Town (UCT) academics Dr Shahieda Adams and Professor Mohamed Jeebhay were part of a team that played an integral role in providing technical medical input to the legal arguments in South Africa’s historic R5-billion settlement for the gold miners who contracted silicosis and/or pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) at work.

Publication Date:
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 - 12:30
Malaria drug less effective in malnourished children

Researchers have found that the most-prescribed antimalarial drug is less effective in severely malnourished children than in those that are adequately nourished. The study calls for further research into optimising treatment for undernourished children – who are particularly vulnerable to contracting malaria and dying from the disease.

Publication Date:
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 - 12:45