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  • 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.

  • Alumnus Creates CoronaFighter platform

    Posted on June 30, 2020

    Faculty of Health Science’s alumni Dr Jarred van Zuydam has helped create and develop a web-enabled app which allows South Africans to track their symptoms of COVID-19 through a simplified automated self-monitoring process. Dr van Zuydam created and developed the CoronaFighter platform with...

  • UP Family Medicine Our Health is in our Hands

    Posted on June 30, 2020

    The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pretoria (UP) has developed a series of animated videos that aim to educate the public about COVID-19.

  • From the Deans Desk

    Posted on June 30, 2020

    The past couple of months have propelled us to get out of our comfort zone and embrace the new normal. We have had to take action in unprecedented environments. Now more than ever we are reminded that we have a role to play in order to overcome the invisible enemy known to many as COVID-19.

  • Men’s Health Month: What men need to know

    Posted on June 29, 2020

    Men tend not to want to know about or address male reproductive diseases or diseases of the urinary tract but it is really important that they do, as it can significantly improve their health – and even save their lives.

  • Face masks during exercise: UP experts weigh in on what you should consider when deciding

    Posted on June 27, 2020

    Two University of Pretoria (UP) researchers have offered useful tips to gym bunnies and sports enthusiasts hoping to get back into action as the world adjusts to a new normal caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • UP’s own ‘Bones’ and MakerSpace hopes to print replicas of human bones in 3D

    Posted on June 27, 2020

    The University of Pretoria’s own ‘Bones’, Professor Ericka Noelle L’Abbe, a forensic anthropologist and Director of UP’s Forensic Anthropology Research Centre in the Faculty of Health Sciences, is working with the Department of Library Services’ MakerSpace...

  • Department of Neurosurgery hosts Safe Neurosurgery Initiative Webinar

    Posted on June 20, 2020

    The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pretoria hosted the Inaugural Van Rensburg-Mokgokong Oration through the Safe Neurosurgery Initiative Webinar focusing on Pediatric Neurosurgery. This Pediatric Neurosurgery Symposium was part of the Neurosurgery Department at UP's Safe...

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