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.