Posted on February 22, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on zoonoses and human interactions with wildlife-especially bats. As people generally know very little about zoonoses and bats, it has become imperative to communicate factual information amidst misleading false news. As a research group concerned with...
Posted on December 21, 2021
“It is critical that people who are excluded or hard to reach are enabled to benefit from the vaccination programme to prevent islands within which the virus can hide and spread,” says UP’s Prof Jannie Hugo about the Gauteng-centred project.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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