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)’.
Discovery leads to patenting and international demand
Posted on March 02, 2015
The recent UP discovery of a novel compound holds so much promise that some of the world’s leading scientists and pharmaceutical companies want to get involved in its future development.