Faculty Research Day 2022
Posted on August 23, 2022
The Faculty Research Day is hosted annually by the Faculty of Health Sciences. It provides a platform for researchers, post and undergraduate students and academics to showcase their research findings to inform and debate on research that contributes toward better health and is relevant to...
Faculty Research Day 2022
Posted on August 19, 2022
Faculty Research Day 2022
UP COPC Research Unit COVID-19 Vaccination Day
Posted on April 06, 2022
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) Research Unit lead the vaccination of its staff members against COVID-19 on the Kalafong Hospital premises.
World TB Day 2022
Posted on March 24, 2022
Each year, we recognize World TB Day on March 24. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).
World Cancer Day: closing the care gap
Posted on February 04, 2022
World Cancer Day is an international day marked on 4 February to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008....
UP’s Faculty of Health Sciences leads vaccination of undocumented communities against COVID- 19
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.
Disabilities Awareness Month 2021
Posted on November 03, 2021
National Disability Rights Awareness Month 2021
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed on 3 December; however, we commemorate National Disability Rights Awareness Month between 3 November and 3 December in South Africa. The SA government outlined a month-long campaign...
World Mental Health Day 10th October 2021
Posted on October 10, 2021
10 October is World Mental Health Day
The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.
The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Posted on October 01, 2021
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021
About 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, making this disease the most commonly occurring female cancer. Breast cancer remains a major cause of cancer mortality worldwide.
Breast cancer arises from mutations in breast cells,...
Eight UP academics and science centre Sci-Enza selected as finalists for NSTF-South32 Awards
Posted on June 03, 2021
Congratulations to the eight UP academics and the University’s science centre, Sci-Enza, for being selected as finalists in the 2020/2021 National Science and Technology Forum’s NSTF-South32 Awards.
UP Community Oriented Primary Care and Rotary E-Club D9400 launch Maternal and Child Health project
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.
World Diabetes Day: UP insulin project acknowledges crucial role of nurses in managing the disease
Posted on November 14, 2020
South Africa has the highest levels of diabetes-related mortality on the African continent. In 2019, 89 800 of the 366 200 diabetes-related deaths in Africa occurred in South Africa.
UP’s COVID-19 response strengthened through collaboration with Leeds University
Posted on November 03, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) has been consistent in its contribution to the fight against COVID-19, thanks in part to support from the University of Leeds.
UP partners with Impact Catalyst to deliver primary healthcare to mining communities
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.
UP initiative helps create food security for vulnerable communities
Posted on September 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many without a source of income. This has had devastating effects on household food security, a disastrous reality which prompted the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Community Oriented Primary Care Research Unit (COPC), to start an initiative.
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.
UP medical researchers call for substance use screening and harm-reduction treatment for hospital patients
Posted on May 18, 2020
A study by the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pretoria (UP) has found that a significant proportion of hospital inpatients in Tshwane use regulated and unregulated substances including tobacco, alcohol, cannabis and heroin (known locally as nyaope).
UP academic develops animated video series for COVID-19 awareness campaign
Posted on May 07, 2020
An academic from 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, which has infected more than 3,5 million people globally and claimed the lives of more than 247 000.
UP’s Faculty of Health Sciences receives 15 bakkies from Isuzu in fight against spread of COVID-19
Posted on April 27, 2020
The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria accepted delivery of 15 Isuzu D-MAX bakkies this week which will be used to assist with the transportation of personal protective equipment and medical supplies to support community health workers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
UP professors take top honours at 2019 Health Excellence Awards
Posted on November 25, 2019
Thought leaders at UP's Faculty of Health Sciences were honoured at the 2019 Health Excellence Awards as two of the Faculty’s professors won first place and another secured a second runner-up spot.