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  • “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere”

    Posted on March 20, 2019

    Kidney disease is a global health problem with a growing disease burden in both developed and underdeveloped countries. The magnitude and the impact of kidney disease is unknown, and will remain so, if no concerted effort is made to develop a national data collection system to collect data on...

  • UP providing support for South Africa's SDG reporting

    Posted on March 04, 2019

    An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Pretoria is supporting the South African government in their reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a universal call to form partnerships to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people...

  • UP academic pioneers world’s first middle ear transplant using 3D-printed bones

    Posted on February 28, 2019

    A pioneering surgical procedure using 3D-printed middle ear bones, developed by Professor Mashudu Tshifularo and his team at the University of Pretoria (UP) Faculty of Health Sciences, may be the answer to conductive hearing loss, a middle ear problem caused by congenital birth defects,...

  • UP Facial Cleft Deformity Clinic changes lives, one child at a time

    Posted on February 05, 2019

    Music blasts out of Zaskia Botha’s portable hi-fi system in the pristine reception area of the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Facial Cleft Deformity Clinic on UP’s Prinshof Campus, as patients wait to be attended to by its staff.

  • Cancer needs everybody’s attention, says University of Pretoria professor

    Posted on February 04, 2019

    The prevalence of cancer is increasing worldwide. Globally, 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year, and approximately nine million lose their lives to cancer annually.

  • UP Head of Family Medicine wins SAMA Lifetime Achievement Award

    Posted on December 06, 2018

    Prof Jannie Hugo, head of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Family Medicine, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the South African Medical Association (SAMA) for outstanding, pioneering contributions to the primary healthcare system.

  • OPINION: New hope on the horizon for treating HIV infection, says Prof Theresa Rossouw

    Posted on December 01, 2018

    The spread of drug-resistant HIV in South Africa is at a point where about one in five adults and one in two infants that become infected will be resistant to one class of drugs used in the HIV treatment plan. Not taking treatment diligently can also cause people to develop multidrug-resistant...

  • UP’s Tshwane Insulin Project brings quality diabetes treatment to underserved communities

    Posted on November 28, 2018

    Tshwane Insulin Project (TIP), a collaborative project between various University of Pretoria (UP) departments, will lead an exciting five-year research programme that will explore the use of remote prescribing to help primary care physicians and/or nurses better serve the needs of people living...

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