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International students can get vaccinated
Sharon Mogale, a UCT final year medical student and UCT SRC international students’ coordinator, calls for a more inclusive vaccine strategy and vaccine solidarity.
29 Sep 2021
The evolution of COVID-19: how long until it stops mutating?
UCT Associate Professor Darren Martin is tracking the virus responsible for the biggest global health emergency of modern times.
27 Sep 2021
New test to diagnose vaginal inflammation could help reduce risk of HIV infection
A UCT team have come up with a new way to test for asymptomatic vaginal infections in women in resource-poor settings.
20 Sep 2021
Investment critical for lucrative plant-based vaccine market
University of Cape Town scientist have successfully reported the expression of the near-full length SARS-CoV-2 spike vaccine in plants.
17 Sep 2021
Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert of gratitude for healthcare workers
In honour of healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra performed the Concert of Gratitude.
16 Sep 2021
Vitamin D deficiency does not increase TB risk in young children
A study by UCT and Boston University researchers examines whether Vitamin D is linked to subsequent TB in young children.
14 Sep 2021
Providing excellent nursing care for Africa’s children
UCT’s Harry Crossley Children’s Nursing Development Unit continually finds opportunities to strengthen paediatric nursing practices on the African continent.
10 Sep 2021
UCT first in Africa in the world rankings
UCT has retained the top spot in Africa on the Times Higher Education rankings.
06 Sep 2021
UCT launches the Community of Hope Vaccination Centre
The UCT Community of Hope Vaccination Centre officially launched on 30 August 2021.
01 Sep 2021
UCT launches innovative ECG ONLINE training portal
The ECG ONLINE training system was developed to help medical students and clinicians practise interpreting electrocardiograms.
30 Sep 2020
Perfect storm for heart disease created by COVID-19
COVID-19 is creating a perfect storm for heart health, the World Heart Federation (WHF) warns on World Heart Day. Three main factors are contributing to this. First, people with COVID-19 and heart disease are among those with the highest risk of death and severe complications. Second, the heart might be adversely affected by the virus even in people without pre-existing conditions. Finally, fear of the virus has led to a sharp decline in hospital visits by heart patients for routine and emergency care.
29 Sep 2020
Sister Seminar Series making science accessible
A prestigious international seminar series with the aim of making science more accessible will turn its attention to the work done at the Department of Pathology and the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine ( IDM ) at the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Health Sciences.
28 Sep 2020
Healthcare’s ‘toxic’ working conditions exposed in student’s documentary
A forthcoming documentary by a UCT postgraduate reveals toxic working conditions in South Africa’s healthcare sector.
25 Sep 2020
Battling a pandemic: an African perspective
A paper by UCT researchers describing an African perspective on global approaches to the fight against SARS-CoV 2 has recently been published in Nature Reviews Microbiology.
23 Sep 2020
Forgotten diseases hit poorest billion hardest during pandemic
A new Lancet Commission report shows that non-communicable diseases and injuries cause more death and disability at every age among the world’s poorest billion than in wealthy countries.
22 Sep 2020
UCT medical students make a difference on the frontline
UCT medical students spent the past few months on the frontline, playing their part in the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
22 Sep 2020
Surgical Society gears up for annual charity Scrub Run
During the Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon on 18 October, UCT’s Surgical Society will raise funds for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.
18 Sep 2020
UCT students keep elderly citizens company
The UCT Surgical Society has partnered with Communicare to provide elderly residents with companionship during the national lockdown.
17 Sep 2020