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  • Public Health Webinar: A view from the Research Fairness Initiative Speakers

    Posted on July 18, 2020

    On 17 July 2020, the Public Health Association of South Africa and the School of Health Systems and Public Health hosted a webinar focusing on the topic: “Are the global research collaborations to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic more equitable than before? A view from the Research Fairness...

  • Three UP community members selected as semi-finalists in Miss South Africa pageant

    Posted on July 03, 2020

    One University of Pretoria (UP) student and two UP graduates are among the 15 women in the running towards becoming Miss South Africa 2020. Fourth-year Law student Matsepo Sithole (21), UP Social Sciences graduate Shudufhadzo Musida (23), and UP MBChB graduate Dr Karishma Ramdev (25) have all...

  • 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.

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