CoP in ‘Evaluating Malaria Control Interventions’ goes beyond expectations
Posted on September 24, 2020
The University of Pretoria's (UP) first Community of Practice (CoP) focusing on eliminating malaria, hosted in the UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC), has been renewed for a second round of funding. Through the CoP initiative, the National Research Foundation (NRF) provides...
UP initiative helps create food security for vulnerable communities
Posted on September 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many without a source of income. This has had devastating effects on household food security, a disastrous reality which prompted the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Community Oriented Primary Care Research Unit (COPC), to start an initiative.
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.