World Alzheimer’s Day: UP academics on how best to support dementia sufferers
Posted on September 21, 2020
The thought of having our memories erased and being unable to recognise the people we cherish would elicit fear in most individuals. For adults with a dementia diagnosis, this fear is magnified ¬– even more so for those closest to them.
Heart Awareness Month: Cardiology in the time of COVID-19
Posted on September 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic was a wake-up call for us all. As the flood of disease swept through the world, we braced ourselves for it to hit home. While most South Africans locked down, medical services scurried to get everything in place to deal with the expected tsunami of cases.
Panellists discuss ‘women as agents of ubuntu’ at UP-hosted Women’s Month webinar
Posted on September 07, 2020
Inspirational stories of resilience and community support during the national lockdown as a result of COVID-19 was in the spotlight during a recent virtual webinar. ‘Women as Agents of Ubuntu Philosophy During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. The webinar was hosted by the University of...
UP and partners awarded EU grant to improve medical education in Southern Africa
Posted on September 02, 2020
The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP), in partnership with Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of Namibia and Welwitchia University, has been awarded a European Union (EU) grant valued at £1 million (about...
Community Health Workers tackle social community issues in Mogalakwena
Posted on September 01, 2020
Impact Catalyst is an exciting new initiative consisting of partnerships between Anglo American, Exxaro, the CSIR, World Vision and Zutari who all share a vision of creating enhanced social impact in the mining communities in Limpopo and will expand to other provinces. Their aim is to establish...
#UPWomen Researchers help to eliminate malaria while empowering others
Posted on August 28, 2020
The UP ISMC has three research clusters, namely Human Health, Parasite Control and Vector Control, each with strong #UPWomen researchers helping to eliminate malaria in South Africa and Africa while simultaneously building capacity in the malaria space and empowering women in affected communities.
Faculty of Health Sciences Hosts #ChooseUP Live Stream
Posted on August 24, 2020
The Faculty of Health Sciences Hosted their respective #ChooseUP live streams on 22 August 2020. If you would like to get information regarding the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences please watch the videos below.
WORLD MOSQUITO DAY: UP malaria expert on the tiny animal that strikes fear in the heart of man
Posted on August 20, 2020
Mosquitoes are found virtually anywhere on Earth. They are annoying with their itchy bites and incessant buzzing at the most untimely moments, but there is more to them than the nuisance factor.
UP and University of Leeds collaborate on digital project to teach kids about COVID-19
Posted on August 18, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of Leeds are working together on a project to determine if children between eight and 12 years old can learn about COVID-19 through a storybook and/or by playing an online game.
IOUS Module Webinar 2: Extended use for Ultrasound
Posted on August 10, 2020
On 7 August 2020, the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pretoria hosted a Webinar focusing on the Extended Use for Ultrasound in Neurosurgery.
UP’s SEMLI launches research study on returning to sport after COVID-19
Posted on August 06, 2020
A study on the effects of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections on athletes returning to training and competition is being launched by the Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) in association with the International Olympic Committee (IOC)...
UP and Healthcare Workers Care Network sign MOU to tackle mental health
Posted on August 03, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Healthcare Workers Care Network (HWCN) to help tackle mental health challenges that affect healthcare practitioners.
VIDEO: What If? #StaySafe
Posted on August 01, 2020
"Safety isn't expensive, it's priceless." - Jerry Smith
COVID-19 affects everyone. Prevent it from affecting your loved ones by protecting yourself. Their lives are in your hands.
Doctoral Student wins International Best Abstract Award
Posted on July 30, 2020
The most fundamental aspect of writing an award-winning abstract is to perform award-winning research. On 14 July 2020 postdoctoral student, Dr Ismaheel Lawal was awarded the 2020 International Best Abstract Award by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMI) for the study...
UP research partnership makes foray into battle against pandemic by winning SAPRIN bid to host Gauteng urban research nodes
Posted on July 21, 2020
The SAPRIN call award seeks to establish a health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) in urban areas in Gauteng and the City of Cape Town metropole. Thus far, demographic research nodes exist in South Africa only in rural areas.
Sanlam Donates Masks to the School of Medicine
Posted on July 20, 2020
The School of Medicine received a donation of 1800 five-layer masks and sanitisers for each medical student from Sanlam to help the Faculty fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation will go a long way in helping safeguard against the COVID-19 disease brought about by the coronavirus.
Public Health Webinar: A view from the Research Fairness Initiative Speakers
Posted on July 18, 2020
On 17 July 2020, the Public Health Association of South Africa and the School of Health Systems and Public Health hosted a webinar focusing on the topic: “Are the global research collaborations to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic more equitable than before? A view from the Research Fairness...
Faculty of Health Sciences pays Homage to Frontline Workers on #MandelaDay
Posted on July 18, 2020
Healthcare workers have been on the frontline daily taking action and tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Three UP community members selected as semi-finalists in Miss South Africa pageant
Posted on July 03, 2020
One University of Pretoria (UP) student and two UP graduates are among the 15 women in the running towards becoming Miss South Africa 2020. Fourth-year Law student Matsepo Sithole (21), UP Social Sciences graduate Shudufhadzo Musida (23), and UP MBChB graduate Dr Karishma Ramdev (25) have all...
ANALYSIS: Balancing privacy with public health during COVID-19: how well is South Africa doing?
Posted on July 03, 2020
COVID-19 spreads from person to person through droplet and contact transmission. That’s why contact tracing and quarantining have been included as one approach to control the spread of the virus.