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  • Kangaroo mother care: free resources

    Posted on June 12, 2024

    Kangaroo mother care: free resources available on our website Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a proven high-impact, cost-effective, and life-saving intervention which improves the outcomes of preterm and low-birthweight newborns. Researchers from our Research Centre have been involved in...

  • Novel point-of-care test to identify neonatal sepsis

    Posted on March 12, 2024

    Our Research Centre is involved in an exciting pilot study which could be ground-breaking for early diagnosis of neonatal sepsis using a point-of-care test which can be administered by health workers in the ward setting. Sepsis is one of the leading causes of neonatal mortality and rapid early...

  • Metabolic alterations in mothers living with HIV and their HIV-exposed, uninfected infants.

    Posted on February 28, 2024

    We are delighted to share groundbreaking insights from the latest article published by lead author Louise du Toit, a PhD student whose research with mothers and infants enrolled in the Siyakhula Study was carried out at our Research Centre. The study sheds light on metabolic alterations in...

  • Eswatini benchmarking visit

    Posted on February 23, 2024

    Our Research Centre had the privilege of hosting a team of doctors, nurses and health programme managers from Eswatini this week for a benchmarking visit to improve neonatal outcomes in their country. During their time with us, we exchanged on best neonatal practices in our settings, and the team...

  • Assisting Eswatini - strengthen Neonatal Care

    Posted on February 20, 2024

    Assisting our neighbouring country to improve their neonatal outcomes! Currently we have our Eswatini colleagues here in Pretoria for a benchmarking visit. #SDG #neonatalcare #kmc #eswatini #southafrica Khomotso Masemola Ute Feucht Theunis Avenant Carin Maree mercy ndacayisaba Anne-Marie...

  • Childhood stunting

    Posted on February 14, 2024

    Insights into childhood stunting from South African research. Childhood stunting is a major public health problem in South Africa. PhD student Sanja Nel, affiliated with our Research Centre, showed that being born preterm and small-for-gestational age (SGA) significantly increases the...

  • 18th International Congress of Immunology, Cape Town

    Posted on December 08, 2023

    Mrs Andrea Prinsloo, a PhD student from the Department of Immunology at University of Pretoria presented her research last week at the 18th International Congress of Immunology in Cape Town. The research formed part of the Siyakhula Study, which was carried out at our Research Centre, and is...

  • 14th South African Child Health Priorities Association Conference

    Posted on December 05, 2023

    The 14th South African Child Health Priorities Association Conference kicked off this morning and our Research Centre Director Professor Ute Feucht facilitated some very important discussions around whether South Africa is on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals related to mothers,...

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