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Left Behind: The Realisation of Children’s Rights Undercut by Violence
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00

"Where fundamental human rights are violated, we as a society need to stand up particularly when the rights violation affects the most vulnerable members of our society." CI's Stefanie Röhrs writes about how violence against children is undermining the realisation of their human rights.

CANSA Shavathon
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:45

Every year UCT medical students shave or spray their hair to raise awareness for cancer research and those living with the disease. This year the annual Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Shavathon took place in the CANSA-funded laboratory in the Faculty of Health Sciences on Thursday, 1 March. Robyn Walker was there to capture the colourful event.

SaVI presents at Parliamentary Forum on small arms and light weapons
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:30

On 3 March 2018 SaVI researcher, Matthew Skade, gave a presentation at the Pan African Parliamentary Forum on small arms and light weapons (SALW).  The Forum is the only international organisation constituted by, with and for parliamentarians, specifically working with issues of prevention and reduction of SALW-related violence. It gathers over 200 members across party political lines in approximately 80 countries across Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East. Its overall objective is to contribute to the achievement of more peaceful and developed societies by parliamentary action against armed violence to increase human security.

Welcome to 2018 Class in PGDipl Healthcare Technology Management
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 16:00

The Division of Biomedical Engineering welcomes the 2018 class of our Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Technology Management who completed the first block of courses in February.

Shave or spray in solidarity
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:15

The Health Sciences campus will, once more, play host to the annual CANSA Shavathon. The 2018 theme, Loud in Colour, is a clarion call for South Africans to either shave, spray or donate to show solidarity with those affected by cancer.

SHAWCO: 75 years of giving back
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:15

The Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) turns 75 this July. In recognition of this milestone, the organisation has launched a fundraising drive to continue its efforts to promote the health and education of the community.

100 students make a summer (school)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:30

A special Summer School lecture series gave learners from UCT’s Schools Improvement Initiative’s (SII) 100UP programme a taste of campus life – and the experience of learning simply for the joy of knowledge.

Press release: Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:45

Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines.

Grant drives genomic research
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:30

The African Academy of Sciences is awarding US$11 million to four leading African researchers to accelerate the use of genomics to better understand how the environment and human genes influence the susceptibility of Africans to certain diseases and their response to treatment.

Why do brains seize?
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 15:15

Dr Joseph Raimondo was a recipient of the 2017 Claude Leon Merit Award. The prize recognises his work in understanding the mechanisms that prevent seizures from stopping on their own.

Fogarty HIV-associated TB Training Program Fellowship
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 11:00

Fogarty HIV-associated TB Training Program

3 x 1-month fellowship to attend the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology & Biostatistics Courses at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, US

The GSIEB runs from 11th to 30th June 2018

Application deadline: 28th February 2018

Open up access to advance healthcare
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 09:00

Within a context categorised by an already small emergency medicine research output, one in six African emergency care publications is inaccessible to African researchers.