Posted on March 07, 2023
We sat down with the University of Pretoria Associate Professor Alfred Musekiwa to learn about his research journey and how he will use his new status as a C2 NRF-rated researcher to make a difference in his field. Professor Musekiwa recently attained a C2 rating, which the NRF awards to...
Posted on November 10, 2022
Ahead of World Diabetes Day on 14 November, the Project Manager of the Tshwane Insulin Project at the University of Pretoria (UP) Diabetes Research Centre, Dr Patrick Ngassa Piotie, says there is an urgent need to increase access to quality diabetes education to manage the condition.
Posted on November 06, 2022
“Malaria elimination in the SADC region by 2030 is possible,” says Dr Taneshka Kruger of UP’s Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control. “But it will require regional collaboration and cooperation.”
Posted on October 27, 2022
Malaria remains a serious public health concern and challenges such as malaria parasite drug or antimalarial resistance is impacting heavily on the goal to eliminate the disease.
Posted on October 24, 2022
The criteria for election is “significant achievement in the advancement and application of science/ scholarship, both nationally and internationally”. Members are drawn from the wide spectrum of disciplines.
Posted on July 21, 2022
Despite being fully preventable and treatable, malaria remains a challenging and very complex disease to eliminate.
Posted on July 20, 2022
Until we know more about the risks, we should try to limit our exposure to microplastics found in products and in the environment, and the toxic chemicals associated with them. This is according to Professor Halina Röllin of UP’s School of Health Systems and Public Health, who was part of...
Posted on May 17, 2022
UP’s Directorate of Comprehensive Online Education Services (COES) has seen its first cohort graduate during the autumn graduation session.
Posted on April 25, 2022
The UP ISMC focuses on the human, parasite and vector aspects when addressing malaria control and elimination challenges, and is already making tangible contributions towards mitigating malaria through several approaches.
Posted on December 06, 2021
The world is making progress in its fight against malaria, averting 1.5 billion cases of the disease and preventing 7.6 million deaths since 2000. This is largely thanks to a combination of several vector control tools.
Posted on November 29, 2021
“The impact of art on a scientific topic is creating new opportunities to make research more accessible.” – Prof Tiaan de Jager of the UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control.
Posted on November 04, 2021
The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control has been awarded a R13m Bill & Melinda Gates foundation grant to develop and deliver a leadership and management training course to drive malaria eradication.
Posted on August 30, 2021
Globally, women researchers are making huge contributions towards the sustainable control and elimination of malaria. At the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC), researchers look at malaria from a holistic point of view encompassing all components of the...
Posted on May 18, 2021
Mosquitoes find themselves in complex environments filled with many different cues or stimuli. Locating their preferred host involves a series of behavioural steps. This starts with the mosquito becoming aware of the host.
Posted on May 16, 2021
Numerous repellent-based products, such as creams, roll-ons and sprays, are available on the market for outdoor protection. Most of these have a very short period of protection – a few hours. People need to be protected from mosquito bites for longer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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