World Polio Day
Posted on October 22, 2021
World Polio day is commemorated on 24 October 2021 and was initiated by Rotary International over a decade ago to celebrate the birth of Jonas Salk, who developed a vaccine against poliomyelitis.
TURF Student Coordinator wins First Prize for Innovative Pitch
Posted on October 04, 2021
BSc Biochemistry and Human Physiology student and TURF Student Coordinator Michael Stark won first prize and an opportunity to travel to Germany in November 2021 for his presentation on "Breaking the wall on viral zoonoses in animal farming" pitch
PhD Student wins Prestigious PSSA’s Wyndham Prize
Posted on September 30, 2021
PhD student Felicia Azubuike, from the Centre for Neuroendocrinology (CNE) at the University of Pretoria won the PSSA's Wyndham Prize.
Elimination of Canine Mediated Human Rabies in South Africa “Zero by 30”
Posted on September 27, 2021
On 28 September, we will be celebrating World Rabies Day. Rabies is caused by a Lyssavirus transmitted through saliva or nervous system tissues contact an infected mammal through broken skin or contact with mucosal membranes.
Prof Steenkamp elected as Deputy Chairperson of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNSP) Council
Posted on September 15, 2021
Deputy Dean of Teaching and Learning at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof Vanessa Steenkamp has been elected as Deputy Chairperson of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNSP) Council.
PACRI Dedicated to Fighting Cancer
Posted on September 14, 2021
The establishment of the Pan African Cancer Research Institute, a centre of excellence dedicated to cutting edge integrated translational cancer research, prevention and clinical care with a vision of accelerating discoveries to prevent and cure cancer in the African region (PACRI) by the...
Faculty of Health Sciences hosts #ChooseUP Virtual Event
Posted on September 13, 2021
On 11 September 2021 the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria hosted the annual faculty #ChooseUP Virtual Event for the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and School of Healthcare Sciences.
Compulsory Covid-19 Vaccination Recommended for all Health Sciences Students and Healthcare Workers
Posted on September 07, 2021
The South African Committee of Medical Deans (SACOMD) and the South African Committee of Dental Deans (SACODD) representing higher education institutions who educate the South African health workforce, recommend compulsory vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes Covid-19 for all...