COVID-19 Pandemic Drives Need for Policy Brief on Physical Activity for Health in Africa
Posted on November 25, 2020
COVID-19 has brought numerous challenges globally. It has impacted people’s health, the economy; affected how people communicate and gather; mourn and celebrate and of course, travel. It has also highlighted the importance of physical activity and exercise, for one's overall health and...
UP Children's Chest and Allergy Clinic selected as a World Allergy Organization Center of Excellence
Posted on November 24, 2020
The Children's Chest and Allergy Clinic at the University of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital has been selected as a World Allergy Organization (WAO) Center of Excellence for the 2020-2023 term. Currently, there are only three WAO Centers of Excellence in Africa.
Centre for Viral Zoonoses participates in International One Health Day
Posted on November 20, 2020
The fifth annual International One Health Day took place on 3 November 2020 https://onehealthplatform.com/onehealthday. The global campaign brings attention to the need for a One Health approach to solving the shared health threats at the human-animal-environment interface. “The One Health...
World Diabetes Day: UP insulin project acknowledges crucial role of nurses in managing the disease
Posted on November 14, 2020
South Africa has the highest levels of diabetes-related mortality on the African continent. In 2019, 89 800 of the 366 200 diabetes-related deaths in Africa occurred in South Africa.
19 UP students feature in the Absa Gradstar 2020 Top 100 for academic excellence and leadership
Posted on November 12, 2020
UP dominated this year’s Absa Gradstar Top 100 with 19 students making it onto the list, the most from any other institution.
UP Expert Lecture: Learning from COVID-19 can help prevent future pandemics, says virologist Prof Wanda Markotter
Posted on November 10, 2020
“It’s not just about disease surveillance; we really need to bring multidisciplinary teams together, and use the resources to answer several different questions.”
Expert Lecture: Can wildlife biosurveillance prevent future pandemics?
Posted on November 07, 2020
“One health” refers to a transdisciplinary approach that focuses on the convergence of humans, animals and their various environments.
SADC Malaria Day: Why community is key to combating the disease
Posted on November 06, 2020
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Malaria Day – as part of SADC Malaria Week – is commemorated annually on 6 November and aims to raise awareness about the disease and rally the malaria-endemic community to play its part in the drive towards malaria elimination.