• UP experts highlight importance of prenatal care as COVID-19 linked to increase in infant and maternal deaths

    Posted on February 17, 2021

    Healthcare services in metropolitan areas have been inundated by the number of COVID-19 infections taking away the emergency care for mothers in labour, warn UP experts.

  • Childbirth Experience Matters to Women and their Families

    Posted on February 12, 2021

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, pregnancy has become an even more emotional experience. Women place all their hopes and trust in midwives and doctors to assist them during labour.

  • Babies bustle with health at Kalafong

    Posted on July 15, 2019

    Pretoria - The 20th anniversary of the Kangaroo Mother Care unit at Kalafong Hospital was marked by praise and applause from mothers whose children benefited from the project. The project is part of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria, which serves the neonatal...

  • Mamelodi study shows Umbiflow's potential in reducing stillbirths

    Posted on July 01, 2019

    A stillbirth is defined as a fetus being born with no signs of life at or after 28 weeks of pregnancy. Stillbirths are a global problem with approximately 2.6 million deaths being recorded in 2016, with the largest proportion of stillbirths occurring in low and middle-income countries.

  • The SAMRC celebrates its 50th Anniversary on 1 July 2019.

    Posted on July 01, 2019

    A great deal has been achieved over the past few decades and the organization is now one of the world’s leaders in conducting and funding health research.

  • Siyakhula Collaborative Workshop

    Posted on May 17, 2019

    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...

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