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 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 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 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.
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