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  • UP academic develops animated video series for COVID-19 awareness campaign

    Posted on May 07, 2020

    An academic from 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, which has infected more than 3,5 million people globally and claimed the lives of more than 247 000.

  • UP welcomes donation of 600 tablet devices from Aspen Pharmacare for students’ online learning

    Posted on May 06, 2020

    The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Health Sciences received a donation of 600 tablet devices valued at R2.4 million from Aspen Pharmacare to facilitate access to online resources for needy students. The donation will ensure that students will have access to their course material,...

  • Coping with Asthma in the Midst of COVID-19

    Posted on May 05, 2020

    At this time, there is limited data on the effects of this coronavirus in individuals with asthma. Three studies of cases demonstrated no link to asthma. However, the disease may well evolve to infect asthmatics and produce more severe disease as with other viruses such as other coronaviruses and...

  • UP Lecturer overcomes mastectomy, hysterectomy and loss to receive master’s with distinction

    Posted on May 04, 2020

    University of Pretoria (UP) dentistry lecturer Dr Samantha Arnold is one of 11 000 students who were recently awarded their qualifications in absentia during a virtual ceremony necessitated by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Dean's Message: Workers Day

    Posted on April 30, 2020

    Today as we commemorate Workers Day I would like to take this opportunity to commend you on the work that you do not only for the Faculty of Health Sciences but also South Africa. Your hard work uplifts the community and ensures that we educate, empower and save lives.

  • UP’s Faculty of Health Sciences receives 15 bakkies from Isuzu in fight against spread of COVID-19

    Posted on April 27, 2020

    The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria accepted delivery of 15 Isuzu D-MAX bakkies this week which will be used to assist with the transportation of personal protective equipment and medical supplies to support community health workers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • DNA Day: UP expert on how DNA technology is changing the face of cancer

    Posted on April 25, 2020

    DNA Day on 25 April is an opportunity to recognise scientific accomplishments and acknowledge that the vast amount of knowledge available today will lead to tomorrow’s discoveries – which will ultimately contribute to our health and well-being, especially in the fight against cancer.

  • World Malaria Day: UP expert on keeping up the fight against malaria amid COVID-19

    Posted on April 24, 2020

    Malaria remains a major public health concern globally and, despite COVID-19-related challenges, the World Health Organization (WHO) has stressed that malaria services continue as usual. In light of World Malaria Day on 25 April, it is worth emphasising the need to continue to address the burden...

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