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.