UP’s SEMLI launches research study on returning to sport after COVID-19
Posted on August 06, 2020
A study on the effects of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections on athletes returning to training and competition is being launched by the Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) in association with the International Olympic Committee (IOC)...
UP and Healthcare Workers Care Network sign MOU to tackle mental health
Posted on August 03, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Healthcare Workers Care Network (HWCN) to help tackle mental health challenges that affect healthcare practitioners.
VIDEO: What If? #StaySafe
Posted on August 01, 2020
"Safety isn't expensive, it's priceless." - Jerry Smith
COVID-19 affects everyone. Prevent it from affecting your loved ones by protecting yourself. Their lives are in your hands.
Doctoral Student wins International Best Abstract Award
Posted on July 30, 2020
The most fundamental aspect of writing an award-winning abstract is to perform award-winning research. On 14 July 2020 postdoctoral student, Dr Ismaheel Lawal was awarded the 2020 International Best Abstract Award by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMI) for the study...
UP research partnership makes foray into battle against pandemic by winning SAPRIN bid to host Gauteng urban research nodes
Posted on July 21, 2020
The SAPRIN call award seeks to establish a health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) in urban areas in Gauteng and the City of Cape Town metropole. Thus far, demographic research nodes exist in South Africa only in rural areas.
ANALYSIS: Balancing privacy with public health during COVID-19: how well is South Africa doing?
Posted on July 03, 2020
COVID-19 spreads from person to person through droplet and contact transmission. That’s why contact tracing and quarantining have been included as one approach to control the spread of the virus.
Alumnus Creates CoronaFighter platform
Posted on June 30, 2020
Faculty of Health Science’s alumni Dr Jarred van Zuydam has helped create and develop a web-enabled app which allows South Africans to track their symptoms of COVID-19 through a simplified automated self-monitoring process. Dr van Zuydam created and developed the CoronaFighter platform with...
UP Family Medicine Our Health is in our Hands
Posted on June 30, 2020
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.