Associate Professor Tolullah Oni, in UCT’s School of Public Health and Family Medicine, has been elected to jointly lead the Global Young Academy (GYA) as co-chair for 2017/18. She was elected alongside Dr Moritz Riede of Oxford University.
The Friends of Valkenberg Trust is calling for donations this Mandela Day to support the recovery of patients at Valkenberg Hospital.
The statement is endorsed by the head of UCT’s Division of Forensic Medicine Professor Lorna Martin, who is a member of this committee.
Access to essential CVD medicines is worryingly low globally and particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where some of the barriers to CVD medicines access include poor access to health care facilities, low availability, poor quality of medication and unaffordability.
Researchers from South Africa, Israel, the Netherlands, and the USA have identified a novel gene which is implicated in an inherited form of blindness, namely retinitis pigmentosa (RP).
On 8 June 2017, the DVC of UCT, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng had a meeting with staff from International Academic Programme Office. During the meeting, Prof. Phakeng mentioned that as a center for enquires of China affairs, Confucius Institute at UCT is expected to be a one stop of relationships between South Africa and China, which can be a window for those who comes from China to get the first view of South Africa.
The 2017 South African preliminary contest for the 16th Chinese Bridge Competition was successfully held at Stellenbosch University on 3rd of June, with a total of 20 contestants competing from five Confucius Institutes in South Africa.
On 5 June, 2017, Professor Qin, the Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at University of Cape Town (CIUCT) and colleague visited Edgemead High School and meet the Principal of school, Mr. Lawrence to discuss the possibility of long-term cooperation of offering the Mandarin course to school students.
The new super-resolution microscopes will help researchers gain unprecedented insight into the cellular processes that relate to key health issues like tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
For the first time in history more children in the world are overweight and obese than under-nourished and stunted, said UCT’s Professor Vicky Lambert following the release of the Healthy Active Kids South Africa Report Card (HAKSA) 2016.
The study is a first of its kind from Sub-Saharan Africa and based at the SPHFM, which aims to advance access to health care for signing Deaf people and to bring their needs to the attention of the health authorities.
South Africa was never on Ghanaian Dr Nicholas Thomford’s list of countries to do a PhD in pharmacogenomics - it’s a rare field and much of the expertise resides in Europe. But coming to UCT was fortuitous in the things that mattered most, particularly his baby son.