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Siyakhula Collaborative workshop

The first Siyakhula Collaborative Workshop was held on 15-16 November 2018 at Kalafong Hospital. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together a group of multidisciplinary health scientists, clinicians, public health stakeholders, and people with lived experience to build capacity for research and training in HIV-infection and women’s and infants’ health across geographical and disciplinary boundaries. Read more

Posted on May 17, 2019

Prof Ute Feucht is invited to the 11th International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics, on 19 and 20 July 2019, in Mexico, Mexico City.

Prof Ute Feucht is invited to the 11th International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics, on 19 and 20 July 2019, in Mexico, Mexico City. The Pediatrics Workshop is the only international platform entirely devoted to research in the prevention and treatment of HIV in infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant/ lactating women, making it the premier forum for the world's leading researchers in this area. As in previous years, it will be held preceding the International AIDS Conference. The Pediatrics workshop will bring together 200-300 global experts, including researchers, clinicians and program implementers, caring for young patients living with HIV.

Posted on February 1, 2019

The Midrand Reporter covered the MSD for Mothers (Clever Maternity Care): 

 Work Clever to eliminate maternal deaths

The MSD for Mothers established a 10-year global initiative to create a world where no woman dies while giving birth. The programme in partnership with the National Department of Health aims to decrease and eventually eliminate maternal mortality. Read more

Posted on January 25, 2019

Perinatal Priorities 2019 

registration will be open from late September onwards.

Posted on August 23, 2018

Dr. Ute Feucht awarded CIPHER research grant

Her work will assess the factors that impact fetal and infant immunity and growth in HIV- and antiretroviral-exposed uninfected children in South Africa

CIPHER annual report 2017 (PDF)

Posted on July 26, 2018

UP launches new Centre for mother and child health from audits to action: UP data is saving moms and babies 

Posted on July 20, 2018

UP joins the fight against maternal and neonatal sepsis

The Centre For Maternal, Fetal, Newborn and Child Health Care at the University of Pretoria has announced that it will join the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis Initiative, which aims to accelerate the reduction of preventable maternal and neonatal deaths related to sepsis by participating in the Global Maternal Sepsis Study (GLOSS). Read more

Posted on November 28, 2017

Committed to improving maternal and child health in South Africa

Prof Robert Pattinson started his career in medicine working in a mission hospital in KwaZulu-Natal in the late 1970s. The doctor in charge was an old man suffering from Parkinson's disease. Despite his illness, this doctor served the community in a significant and selfless way. This commitment to improving the lives of poor South Africans inspired Pattinson so much that he decided never to ask people for money for medical services, eliminating any possibility of a comfortable life in private practice. Pattinson was particularly drawn to the medical field of obstetrics and gynaecology as it was in this field that he felt he could make a significant difference. Read more

Posted on October 4, 2017

Prof Pattinson receives a prestigious award from the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns

Prof Robert Pattinson, Director of the South African Medical Research Council's Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Unit in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Pretoria (UP), has been awarded the Havenga Prize for Medicine by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns. The Havenga Prize is awarded annually for original research in the field of natural sciences and/or in a technical field. Read more

Posted on July 28, 2016


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