Model enables risk predictions for avian flu
Posted on June 24, 2016
Most countries are not well prepared to cope with a possible avian influenza pandemic. Dr Folorunso Oludayo Fasina from the Faculty of Veterinary Science has developed a risk model to limit the spread of this disease.
UP ISMC expands research links into Asia
Posted on June 15, 2016
Recognising that Asia faces many of the same challenges as Africa with regard to vector control, the UP ISMC's Prof Leo Braack recently spent time working with malaria specialists and entomologists in Myanmar.
From Centre to Institute: chronicling five years of achievements
Posted on June 03, 2016
The establishment of the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) was approved by the UP Senate on Thursday, 2 June 2016.
Employing the arts in the fight against malaria
Posted on May 24, 2016
A group of drama students from UP recently had the opportunity to perform an educational play on malaria at two rural primary schools in HaMakuya, a village in the Vhembe District of Limpopo.
Six NSTF Award nominations for UP's Faculty of Health Sciences
Posted on May 06, 2016
Five academics from the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria have been nominated for awards in various categories of the 2015/2016 National Science and Technology Forum Awards.
UP and Inqaba Biotec are blazing the trail for maggot therapy in South Africa
Posted on April 22, 2016
In an attempt to promote and increase the use of medicinal maggots for wound cleaning in South Africa, the Department of Surgery at UP signed a collaboration agreement with Inqaba Biotech earlier this month.
Saying 'goodbye' to malaria for good
Posted on April 21, 2016
The MRC/UP CSMC and the Goodbye Malaria Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of collaborating on research towards the elimination of malaria in southern Mozambique and South Africa.
UP's Department of Community Dentistry: Caring for smiles in our communities
Posted on April 11, 2016
The Department of Community Dentistry has initiated several community outreach projects that focus on preventing common oral diseases and promoting oral health education, especially in less affluent communities.