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.
UP’s Bags of Hope starter pack project gives abandoned babies a fighting chance
Posted on July 28, 2021
“Abandoned babies deserve a fighting chance at life, despite the circumstances they are born into.” – Leader of the Bags of Hope project, spearheaded by UP’s Department of Radiography, which supplies vulnerable newborn babies with care packs.
UP Community Oriented Primary Care and Rotary E-Club D9400 launch Maternal and Child Health project
Posted on May 25, 2021
The Rotary E-Club of Southern Africa D9400, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Edina Morningside, has partnered with UP's Community Oriented Primary Care unit in a community project in Melusi informal settlement.
Africa Vaccination Week: UP One health for Change creates awareness about vaccine importance
Posted on April 23, 2021
Africa Vaccination Week (AVW) is celebrated annually across different countries within the continent. The annual event is an initiative of the World Health Organization that aims to strengthen immunization in Africa. This is achieved through programs that increase awareness of the importance of...
UP raises the bar with Integrated Sustainable Development Report
Posted on December 15, 2020
“Universities are an integral part of society and our success is dependent on a society and world that is thriving, where human dignity and justice are paramount, all people are able to reach their full potential with nobody being left behind, and our development does not happen at the...
UP partners with Impact Catalyst to deliver primary healthcare to mining communities
Posted on October 15, 2020
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) Research Unit has been contributing its expertise around the Mogalakwena mine in Limpopo by equipping community healthcare workers with skills and knowledge through work-integrated learning sessions.
UP initiative helps create food security for vulnerable communities
Posted on September 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many without a source of income. This has had devastating effects on household food security, a disastrous reality which prompted the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Community Oriented Primary Care Research Unit (COPC), to start an initiative.
#UPWomen Researchers help to eliminate malaria while empowering others
Posted on August 28, 2020
The UP ISMC has three research clusters, namely Human Health, Parasite Control and Vector Control, each with strong #UPWomen researchers helping to eliminate malaria in South Africa and Africa while simultaneously building capacity in the malaria space and empowering women in affected communities.