UP academic co-directs documentary on healthcare workers’ fight against COVID-19
Posted on September 13, 2021
UP’s Prof Leonie Scholtz has co-directed a riveting film about healthcare workers’ battle against COVID-19. Catch ‘Fighting Every Day for Everyone’s Tomorrow: Zero to Zero’ on DStv Premium on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) on 4 October at 8:30pm.
University of Pretoria students prove science and rap music rock
Posted on August 30, 2021
"Vaccinate, let us try and heal the nation. Wait, but there’s a debate. People are wondering why we should vaccinate." These are the lyrics of a catchy rap song by UP medical student Rostum Ogbuehi that aims to promote vaccination.
University of Pretoria One Health for Change (UP-OHC) – Empowering the Future
Posted on December 07, 2020
COVID-19 has stimulated modern societies, including academia, to rapidly adopt measures to save lives, protect livelihoods and safeguard nature to reduce the risk of future pandemics. The biggest challenge is to balance the sense of urgency—with a small window of opportunity in overcoming...
UP and University of Leeds collaborate on digital project to teach kids about COVID-19
Posted on August 18, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of Leeds are working together on a project to determine if children between eight and 12 years old can learn about COVID-19 through a storybook and/or by playing an online game.
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...
World Sight Day
Posted on October 11, 2019
WHO has stated that 285 million people of all ages are visually impaired, of whom 39 million are blind.
Suicide, a Silent Killer
Posted on October 10, 2019
Suicide is a public health concern because it affects young people, and is often a silent killer, although it is treatable and preventable.
Department of Pharmacology Successfully hosts 53rd Annual Conference of the South African Society for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (SASBCP)
Posted on October 09, 2019
The Department of Pharmacology at the Faculty of Health Sciences hosted the 53rd Annual Conference of the South African Society for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology on the 5th to 7th of October, 2019.