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  • Satellites to aid in the fight against malaria

    Posted on July 20, 2015

    Research activities between the UP CSMC and French partners will focus on the expansion of predictive malaria-risk maps to investigate the impacts of climate variability and changes on the occurrence and intensity of malaria epidemics.

  • A contemporary approach to adolescent and child mental healthcare

    Posted on July 15, 2015

    The Parent-Child Programme focusses on exploring caregiver–child relationships, behavioural techniques and working with children and adolescents with special needs related to mental health.

  • UP CSMC and French space agency join forces in the fight against malaria

    Posted on July 09, 2015

    The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP CSMC) and the French Embassy in Pretoria co-hosted a workshop to explore the potential of a joint research programme using remote sensing.

  • Street medicine for Tshwane’s inner city

    Posted on July 07, 2015

    The Street Medicine in Tshwane Inner City project recently initiated by the Department of Family Medicine will provide basic medical care to those living and sleeping on the streets.

  • The physiology of stress

    Posted on July 03, 2015

    What does stress really do to our bodies? While we all understand the symptoms of the stress response, few of us know what the underlying physiological mechanisms are.

  • Research helps to identify South Africa’s lost children

    Posted on June 08, 2015

    The doctoral research of Dr Nanette Briers from the Forensic Anthropology Research Centre (FARC) at the University of Pretoria (UP) will help to identify the remains of unknown children found in South Africa.

  • Education Innovation: Schools as sites for social change

    Posted on May 21, 2015

    An interfaculty research team at UP is focussing on schools as sites for social change and the training of teachers to impart health-related messages.

  • UP Faculty of Health Sciences hosts 6th annual Neuroscience Day

    Posted on May 21, 2015

    The Neuroscience Research Group, which forms part of the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) at the University of Pretoria (UP), hosted their 6th annual Neuroscience Day on Wednesday, 13 May 2015.

  • Sibo and the UP CSMC fight malaria at Mjejane Primary School

    Posted on May 18, 2015

    One of the University of Pretoria Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP CSMC)’s key focus areas in the attempt to help eliminate the disease is educating people, especially those who live in malaria-endemic areas.

  • First group of ASELPH students graduate at UP

    Posted on May 12, 2015

    The first cohort of 48 students who completed the Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health (ASELPH) at UP were awarded their Postgraduate Diplomas in Health Systems Management at the Autumn Graduation Ceremony.

  • In the front line of the fight against malaria

    Posted on May 15, 2015

    The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control believes that research is critical in combating malaria in a manner that is sustainable and without the potentially adverse health effects of toxic chemicals.

  • Stomping out malaria

    Posted on April 30, 2015

    Chad Anderson, a master’s student at the University of Pretoria’s School of Health Systems and Public Health (SHSPH), is passionate about eradicating malaria in Africa and believes that education will be the key that ends the disease’s deadly reign on the continent.

  • World Book Day at UP presents the future of publishing now

    Posted on April 29, 2015

    To commemorate World Book Day, the University of Pretoria’s Library Services hosted a presentation by Prof Tahir Pillay on the ground-breaking publication of South Africa’s first digital interactive science textbook.

  • University of Pretoria gets ICC accreditation as a testing centre for suspected illegal bowling actions

    Posted on April 28, 2015

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has accredited five centres around the world – in Brisbane, Chennai, Cardiff, Loughborough and Pretoria – as testing facilities for the ICC ‘Regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions’.

  • Bedside to bench: Research by new institute at UP driven by patients in need

    Posted on April 28, 2015

    The recently launched Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Pretoria draws on seven of the institution's nine faculties, with 20 cross-disciplinary research projects across four streams.

  • UP student runner up in Young Science Communicator Competition

    Posted on April 21, 2015

    Petrie Jansen van Vuuren, an MSc student under the supervision of Prof Peet du Toit in the Department of Physiology at the University of Pretoria (UP), was named runner-up in the 2014/2015 Young Science Communicator Competition.

  • Prof Mashudu Tshifularo lauded at international conference

    Posted on April 02, 2015

    Prof Mashudu Tshifularo, Head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat studies, ENT) at the University of Pretoria (UP), is widely recognised as one of the best ENT specialists in the country.

  • Prof Stella Anyangwe elected to Board of Directors of WADEM

    Posted on March 31, 2015

    Prof Stella Anyangwe has been elected as Director for the Africa Region on the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) Board.

  • Department of Nuclear Medicine lauded by the International Atomic Energy Agency

    Posted on March 26, 2015

    The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Pretoria received accolades from the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency who recognised the Department for its extensive research into improving the lives of cancer patients and the training offered to medical nuclear...

  • Health System Strengthening in Preparation for NHI

    Posted on March 06, 2015

    The Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health (Aselph), in collaboration with the Department of Health, held a Health Policy Seminar at the University of Pretoria. The theme was ‘Health System Strengthening in Preparation for National Health Insurance (NHI)’.

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