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...
Haemophilia Care – Get involved; we are in this together.
Posted on April 17, 2020
April 17, 2020 is World Hemophilia Day. We will require health care at one time or another, usually for infective disorders like COVID-19 or non-communicable diseases that are frequently related to sedentary lifestyles. The type of care we would choose for ourselves would be patient-centred,...
University of Pretoria Health Sciences Faculty contributes to COVID-19 fight
Posted on April 16, 2020
The University of Pretoria is involved in several projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, its Faculty of Health Sciences is involved in close to 30 projects. The pandemic has caused worldwide disruption, resulting in lockdowns in many countries due to the infectious nature of...
Exercise and the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa: Should we be filling our days with physical activity?
Posted on April 14, 2020
On a positive note, the COVID-19 lockdown is a great opportunity for exercising and becoming physically active, especially if you don’t usually have enough time to exercise.
‘It’s crucial that you get the flu vaccine this year,’ says UP virologist
Posted on April 07, 2020
Like most other countries, South Africa finds itself under national lockdown to try to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19 and flatten the epidemic curve. It is disheartening to know that our actions may make it worse for the vulnerable among us and that all we can really do is...