Appointment of new Dean in the Faculty of Health Sciences
Posted on March 07, 2017
The University of Pretoria is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Tiaan de Jager as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, with effect from 1 March 2017. He has been the Acting Dean of the Faculty since July 2016.
Africa has an air pollution problem but lacks the data to tackle it
Posted on February 15, 2017
Prof Janine Wichmann from the School of Health Systems and Public Health at the University of Pretoria discusses Africa's air pollution problem and the data needed to address it in an article published on The Conversation.
Three UP students excel at DST/NRF National Global Change Conference
Posted on January 30, 2017
Three students from the University of Pretoria were recognised for their excellent presentations at the third DST/NRF National Global Change Conference hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban in December 2016.
UP Phd student scoops up local and international awards with innovative life-saving device
Posted on January 24, 2017
Mr Moses Kebalepile, a PhD student in the School of Health Systems and Public Health of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria, has walked away with top prizes in both the prestigious Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) Innovation Competitions for 2016 and the International...
When men tackle mother and child health: lessons from Malawi
Posted on December 13, 2016
A recently completed study in Malawi shows that participatory governance, which emphasises citizen participation in governmental processes could support the practical implementation of gender equality.
Malaria, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases
Posted on December 01, 2016
Several students and staff from the Malaria Parasite Molecular Laboratory, which forms part of the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control and the Department of Biochemistry, had the opportunity to present their research at the 3rd H3D Symposium in November.
Can we eliminate malaria in South Africa by 2018?
Posted on November 07, 2016
At the University of Pretoria, we believe that the solutions to global problems can be found in the research we do today. Visit Research Matters to find out how UP researchers are making today matter with projects to combat malaria.
Mobile technology brings healthcare into people's homes
Posted on September 30, 2016
According to Prof Jannie Hugo from the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pretoria, the use of eHealth could be of particular benefit in the provision of primary healthcare services to rural communities in South Africa.
Working together to eliminate malaria in southern Africa
Posted on September 05, 2016
Eight southern African countries affected by malaria have banded together under the auspices of an initiative called the E8, to implement malaria control and elimination strategies in a coordinated fashion.
2nd South African Malaria Research Conference to be presented by UP
Posted on July 29, 2016
The University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) will present the 2nd South African Malaria Research Conference at the University’s Groenkloof Campus from Sunday, 31 July, to Tuesday, 2 August 2016.
UP ISMC expands research links into Asia
Posted on June 15, 2016
Recognising that Asia faces many of the same challenges as Africa with regard to vector control, the UP ISMC's Prof Leo Braack recently spent time working with malaria specialists and entomologists in Myanmar.
From Centre to Institute: chronicling five years of achievements
Posted on June 03, 2016
The establishment of the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC) was approved by the UP Senate on Thursday, 2 June 2016.
Employing the arts in the fight against malaria
Posted on May 24, 2016
A group of drama students from UP recently had the opportunity to perform an educational play on malaria at two rural primary schools in HaMakuya, a village in the Vhembe District of Limpopo.
Six NSTF Award nominations for UP's Faculty of Health Sciences
Posted on May 06, 2016
Five academics from the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria have been nominated for awards in various categories of the 2015/2016 National Science and Technology Forum Awards.
Saying 'goodbye' to malaria for good
Posted on April 21, 2016
The MRC/UP CSMC and the Goodbye Malaria Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of collaborating on research towards the elimination of malaria in southern Mozambique and South Africa.
UP student's invention provides early warning system for Asthma attacks
Posted on April 08, 2016
Mr Moses Kebalepile, a PhD student in the Faculty of Health Sciences has invented a medical diagnostic instrument that will bring peace of mind to asthma sufferers and their primary caregivers.
Research yields interesting results about acute lower respiratory infections and HIV in children
Posted on February 10, 2016
Dr Salome Abbott has been collaborating with an international team of researchers to gather comprehensive data on the viral workings of acute lower respiratory infections among HIV-infected children in South Africa.
Key information on Zika virus and South Africa
Posted on February 05, 2016
Prof Leo Braack from the Zoonoses Research Unit and the Department of Medical Virology at UP, says that South Africans should be made aware that, in terms of Zika virus, there is no cause for panic in this country.
UP academics appointed in prominent positions at the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
Posted on January 27, 2016
Two academics from the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria, Prof Mike Sathekge and Dr Flavia Senkubuge, have been appointed as President and Junior Vice-President of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA), respectively.
Merck Serono, UP CSMC and stakeholders discuss opportunities for collaboration
Posted on December 14, 2015
Members of the South African Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Pretoria Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP CSMC) recently met with representatives from Merck Serono and other stakeholders, to discuss opportunities for collaboration with regard to malaria control and...