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Redress mental healthcare for children and adolescents in South Africa
UCT Children’s Institute, in collaboration with its partner organisations, has launched a petition to encourage government to improve mental health support services for children and adolescents.
08 Jun 2023
Our most effective interventions are immunological – Prof Elizabeth Mayne
UCT’s head of the Division of Immunology in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Elizabeth Mayne, stressed the consequences of not keeping up with immunology and how it affects people.
02 Jun 2023
Dr Stuart Saunders Lecture: The Nine Circles of Scholarship
Distinguished Professor Philippe-Joseph Salazar presented the third Dr Stuart John Saunders Lecture, titled ‘The Nine Circles of Scholarship’ at Groote Schuur Hospital on 22 May.
29 May 2023
New research on Sutherland Nine remains digs deeper into their lives, deaths
New research has dug deeper into and revealed insights into the lives of the Sutherland Nine, who were donated unethically to UCT in the 1920s.
25 May 2023
‘Find your scholarly voice’ – new RLP cohort advised
Guest speaker Prof Stella Nkomo shared experiences from her academic journey with the 2023 Research Leadership Programme cohort of mid-career women academics.
18 May 2023
Novel diagnostic testing technique: a game-changer in the fight against TB
An exciting new diagnostic strategy to find the thousands of missing and undetected patients with TB challenges traditional paradigms.
12 Apr 2023
R2m partnership to strengthen capacity in cleft surgery for sub-Saharan Africa
Operation Smile has signed a two-year partnership with UCT’s Global Surgery Division aimed at strengthening the surgical workforce and research capacity in the region.
11 Apr 2023
‘Embrace change’, chancellor urges new graduates
UCT Chancellor Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe encouraged graduates to embrace and learn from change as they step out into the world as newly qualified professionals.
03 Apr 2023
VC Open Lecture explores parts of the body’s most complex organ
Professor Edvard Moser delivered the second UCT Vice-Chancellor’s Open Lecture for 2023.
24 Mar 2023
World TB Day: Vaccine trial inspires clinicians to imagine a world without TB
On World TB Day, UCT News shines a spotlight on a new phase three clinical trial led by clinicians at the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative.
24 Mar 2023
Human Rights Day: ‘Refugees are people with rights and aspirations’
UCT student Innocent Biringanine shared some of his family’s struggles as they journeyed from the Democratic Republic of Congo to seek refuge in South Africa.
20 Mar 2023
UCT’s HIV and TB hotline – serving healthcare workers, communities for 15 years
Over the past 15 years the National HIV and TB Healthcare Worker hotline has fielded almost 70 000 calls from healthcare workers from all corners of South Africa.
15 Mar 2023
HPV vaccinations crucial for people living with HIV
During a belated HPV seminar, UCT’s Professor Anna-Lise Williamson recommended that all people living with HIV be vaccinated for HPV to reduce the burden of disease.
14 Mar 2023
Collaboration, leadership, failure – the mainstays of advancing leadership in global surgery
The 2023 cohort of UCT’s Executive Leadership in Global Surgery programme were encouraged to collaborate, think out of the box, and embrace failure.
01 Mar 2023
UCT’s Petrus de Vries bags two global mental health awards
Professor Petrus de Vries has received two international awards in recognition of his work in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health.
01 Mar 2023
Flute from his femur – researcher’s personal journey with healthcare tech, AI
‘Bone Flute’ caps Ralph Borland’s collaboration with a Tygerberg Hospital surgeon – and a personal journey that fuses art, research, and his experience as a patient.
27 Feb 2023
Project Flamingo: A beacon of light for patients with breast cancer
Thanks to its weekend catch-up surgery initiative, Project Flamingo provides hope to patients with breast cancer.
15 Feb 2023
‘If it’s not a calling, find another job’ – Dr Imtiaz Sooliman
Gift of the Givers’ Dr Imtiaz Sooliman set the tone for returning physiotherapy students with a hard-hitting message about mercy, love, care, compassion and ethics.
10 Feb 2023