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 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.
WORLD MOSQUITO DAY: UP malaria expert on the tiny animal that strikes fear in the heart of man
Posted on August 20, 2020
Mosquitoes are found virtually anywhere on Earth. They are annoying with their itchy bites and incessant buzzing at the most untimely moments, but there is more to them than the nuisance factor.
UP and University of Leeds collaborate on digital project to teach kids about COVID-19
Posted on August 18, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) and the University of Leeds are working together on a project to determine if children between eight and 12 years old can learn about COVID-19 through a storybook and/or by playing an online game.
UP's Dr Flavia Senkubuge becomes first black woman President of Colleges of Medicine of SA
Posted on November 08, 2018
The University of Pretoria’s Dr Flavia Senkubuge has been elected President of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA). Dr Senkubuge, who is the acting chair of UP’s School of Health Systems and Public Health, is the youngest president of the CMSA and the first specialist in...
Three NSTF Award nominees for Faculty of Health Sciences
Posted on April 19, 2018
The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Faculty of Health Sciences has three staff members who are accepted nominees in the highly acclaimed National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Awards 2017/2018.
African genetic diversity could hold answer to unlocking disease susceptibility
Posted on January 24, 2018
A team of South African researchers which includes researchers from the University of Pretoria (UP) recently completed a study aimed at unlocking the unique genetic character of southern African populations.
Travelling to a malaria area this December? – Your Malaria Buddy is here to help
Posted on December 15, 2017
The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control has launched a mobile application (app) focusing on informing people, mainly tourists, about malaria.
UP joins the fight against maternal and neonatal sepsis
Posted on November 28, 2017
The University of Pretoria (UP)'s Centre for Maternal, Fetal, Newborn and Child Health Care will participate in the first ever global data collection effort to assess the burden and current management of maternal and neonatal sepsis.
Dean of Health Sciences inaugurated into ASSAf
Posted on October 18, 2017
Prof Tiaan de Jager, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria, was inaugurated as a new member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) at its recent annual awards ceremony.
SARChI Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control renewed
Posted on October 11, 2017
The DST/NRF South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair in Sustainable Malaria Control at the University of Pretoria has just been approved for another five-year cycle. It has also been upgraded from the Tier 2 level to Tier 1.
Committed to improving maternal and child health in South Africa
Posted on October 04, 2017
The Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Unit in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at UP, is committed to making a contribution in the lives of pregnant women, new-born babies and infants.
Listen up! You may have a hearing problem
Posted on September 14, 2017
So, what should South Africans do about Deaf Awareness Month this September? The answer is simple: Know your hearing status.
Bottle or tap: Which is safer?
Posted on September 11, 2017
Dr Catherina van Zijl from the Environmental Chemical Pollution and Health Research Unit at UP analysed the differences between tap water and bottled water in South Africa as part of her PhD research.
Promising mosquito repellent formulations to fight malaria
Posted on September 05, 2017
Researchers from the Institute of Applied Materials and the UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control recently discovered a special blend of two repellents with improved mosquito repellent efficacy and persistence.
Faculty of Health Sciences showcases research and innovation
Posted on August 29, 2017
The Faculty of Health Sciences' annual Research Conference was a comprehensive and exciting mix of research and innovation.
Profile: Dr Bianca Brider, working towards malaria elimination
Posted on August 24, 2017
Dr Bianca Brider is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pretoria. In 2014, her research on malaria drug discovery earned her a PhD in Biochemistry. She has been studying and working on the malaria parasite for over eight years.
Community of Practice in malaria elimination hosted at UP
Posted on August 24, 2017
The University of Pretoria (UP) will host its first Community of Practice focusing specifically on the elimination of malaria in the UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control.
New nutrition education programme to help children eat healthy
Posted on August 07, 2017
Through her doctoral work with the Institute for Food Nutrition and Wellbeing at UP, Deborah Kupolati is helping a new generation eat healthier by developing a nutrition education programme for primary school teachers.
Seminar to empower staff and health care practitioners presented at UP
Posted on July 20, 2017
The Division of Student Health Services at the University of Pretoria (UP) hosted a seminar on sexual and reproductive health aimed at health care practitioners providing primary health care to students in tertiary institutions on Friday, 30 June.