How collaboration and new drugs could beat malaria
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.
Postgraduate #WomenofUP researchers unravelling the complexities of malaria
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...
We’re a step closer to figuring out why mosquitoes bite some people and not others
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.
Malaria control needs longer lasting repellents. We’re a step closer to finding one
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.
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.
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.
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.