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Falling through the cracks: How SA’s healthcare system is failing the LGBTQI community
Systemic bias towards a cisgendered populace in SA healthcare services is serving to block access to much-needed expertise for the gender diverse, particularly for the youth and socio-economically marginalised.
05 Dec 2022
IDM extension project boosts continent’s biomedical research capacity
The launch of the new IDM North and South Pavilions, through the Courtyard Extension Project, will support the Institute’s burgeoning world-class research.
14 Nov 2022
Research into Cape Town helicopter rescue missions – mainstay for accident prevention strategies
Between 2012 and 2016, the South African Red Cross Air Mercy Service search-and-rescue helicopters in the Western Cape rescued more than 600 people in distress.
09 Nov 2022
Wolfson Memorial Lecture explores dementia prevention
On Thursday, 3 November, world authority on dementia Professor Nick Fox of the University College London presented UCT’s 11th annual Wolfson Memorial Lecture.
07 Nov 2022
Eight UCT researchers honoured by ASSAf & SAYAS
UCT researchers are among those recognised this year by the Academy of Science of South Africa and the South African Young Academy of Science.
07 Nov 2022
UCT jumps up in clinical and health
UCT is 77th in the world for clinical and health and among the top 200 in four other subject areas, according to Times Higher Education.
02 Nov 2022
UCT 24th in the world for infectious disease research
UCT remains the best university in Africa and among the top 25 globally for studying infectious diseases, according to the US News and World Report.
31 Oct 2022
Department of Medicine’s 47th annual research symposium: a celebration of science
UCT’s Department of Medicine’s annual two-day research symposium took place at Groote Schuur Hospital this week.
24 Oct 2022
The over-60s: Economic and social power that can’t be ignored
It’s time to re-examine how we think about older people, said UCT’s Dr Leon Geffen.
18 Oct 2022
Intimate partner violence hinders adolescents’ ARV treatment adherence
Research by UCT PhD student Siyanai Zhou reveals that intimate partner violence and other forms of violence affect ARV treatment adherence among adolescents and young adults.
11 Oct 2022
Telemedicine increases access to safe abortion care
A study conducted into the efficacy of telemedicine abortion revealed that the model is safe and effective and a viable alternative to the conventional medical procedure.
28 Sep 2022
World Suicide Prevention Day: ‘Creating hope through action’
A World Health Organization day of observance, World Suicide Prevention Day aims to sensitise the world on suicide and reduce its stigma.
09 Sep 2022
UCT researchers honoured at the NRF awards
UCT researchers have been honoured for their research at the NRF awards, while others were added to the NRF’s list of A-rated scholars.
02 Sep 2022
UCT researcher selected for African fellowship
Dr Bessie Malila investigates developing a platform that can be used for testing and validating emerging and existing telemedicine and mHealth solutions.
01 Sep 2022
UCT awarded two new SAMRC extramural units
Two of the four new South African Medical Research Council Extramural Research Units have been awarded to UCT to develop critical health research in the country.
30 Aug 2022
Trainees laud UCT’s African Paediatric Fellowship Programme
UCT’s African Paediatric Fellowship Programme received praise from trainees at a paediatric symposium held on 24 August 2022.
29 Aug 2022
Towards deep transformation
In a lecture focused on deep transformation, Prof Jonathan Jansen illuminated how the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine can further UCT’s Vision 2030.
18 Aug 2022
‘We must take men along on that journey’
Men must be part of disrupting the intergenerational cycle of violence against women and children, Professor Shanaaz Mathews said in her inaugural lecture.
15 Aug 2022