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  • First African Conference on the Health Effects of Endocrine Disruptors successfully hosted by UP

    Posted on December 01, 2015

    The Environmental Chemical Pollution and Health (ECPH) Research Unit in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP), successfully hosted the first African Conference on the Health Effects of Endocrine Disruptors at the Skukuza Conference Centre in the Kruger National Park.

  • Study aims to address complex genomics of human diversity and prostate cancer

    Posted on November 23, 2015

    Prof Riana Bornman is the South African Study Director of the Southern African Prostate Cancer Study (SAPCS) - a project that is shedding light on the scope and impact of prostate cancer in the central to northern regions of SA.

  • Empowering communities to beat malaria

    Posted on November 17, 2015

    Dr Taneshka Kruger, from the UP CSMC is very passionate about eliminating malaria in South Africa, and eventually in Africa as a whole and has been involved in research on the subject for a number of years.

  • Stroke Week 2015

    Posted on November 04, 2015

    The week of 28 October to 3 November has been named Stroke Week, the purpose of which is to raise awareness of the symptoms of stroke.

  • Education towards the elimination of malaria

    Posted on October 29, 2015

    The University of Pretoria Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP CSMC) Student Forum, in collaboration with the Faculty of Education at UP, recently presented a seminar titled 'Education towards malaria elimination'.

  • Two UP academics receive PHILA Lifetime Achievement awards

    Posted on October 26, 2015

    Two UP public health academics, Emeritus Professor of Public Health Medicine, Maila John Matjila and Professor Eric Buch, were awarded PHILA Lifetime Achievement awards at the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA)'s annual gala dinner.

  • MoU paves the way for collaboration towards malaria research and elimination

    Posted on October 26, 2015

    The University of Pretoria Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP CSMC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Chinese National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (China CDC).

  • It is possible to reduce all forms of malnutrition by 2030, says report

    Posted on October 19, 2015

    Lawrence Haddad had the rare opportunity to share a global nutrition report, hot off the press, with an eager-to-engage multi-sectoral audience when he presented an overview of the Global Nutrition Report at the Indaba Hotel in Johannesburg on Friday, 2 October 2015.

  • Bone and Joint Action Week 2015

    Posted on October 15, 2015

    12-20 October is Bone and Joint Action Week. Various activities will be held to create awareness of disorders such as back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, and of the effects of childhood obesity on the musculoskeletal system.

  • Creating heart-healthy environments

    Posted on October 13, 2015

    Staff of the Department of Cardiology at UP are actively involved in research on the alarming increase in cardiac disease in South Africa, as well as changes in the local epidemiology of coronary artery disease.

  • Bambanani - Conference on the move

    Posted on October 08, 2015

    The University of Pretoria (UP) was privileged to host a joint conference with The Network: Towards Unity for Health (The Network: TUFH) and the South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) in September this year.

  • 'It is possible to reduce all forms of malnutrition by 2030', says report

    Posted on September 30, 2015

    The 2015 Global Nutrition Report will be launched on Friday, 2 October 2015 at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg. The report is the first comprehensive summary and scorecard on both global and country level progress regarding all forms of nutrition across 193 countries.

  • Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences showcased at UP

    Posted on August 26, 2015

    This year’s eagerly anticipated Faculty of Health Sciences’ Research Day at the University of Pretoria (UP) was an eclectic mix of research and innovation.

  • Satellites to aid in the fight against malaria

    Posted on July 20, 2015

    Research activities between the UP CSMC and French partners will focus on the expansion of predictive malaria-risk maps to investigate the impacts of climate variability and changes on the occurrence and intensity of malaria epidemics.

  • UP CSMC and French space agency join forces in the fight against malaria

    Posted on July 09, 2015

    The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP CSMC) and the French Embassy in Pretoria co-hosted a workshop to explore the potential of a joint research programme using remote sensing.

  • Street medicine for Tshwane’s inner city

    Posted on July 07, 2015

    The Street Medicine in Tshwane Inner City project recently initiated by the Department of Family Medicine will provide basic medical care to those living and sleeping on the streets.

  • A world without polio

    Posted on June 19, 2015

    The University of Pretoria is one of the key partners aiding the international polio community in the development of specific tools to assist in the final push for the total eradication of the polio virus.

  • Sibo and the UP CSMC fight malaria at Mjejane Primary School

    Posted on May 18, 2015

    One of the University of Pretoria Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP CSMC)’s key focus areas in the attempt to help eliminate the disease is educating people, especially those who live in malaria-endemic areas.

  • First group of ASELPH students graduate at UP

    Posted on May 12, 2015

    The first cohort of 48 students who completed the Albertina Sisulu Executive Leadership Programme in Health (ASELPH) at UP were awarded their Postgraduate Diplomas in Health Systems Management at the Autumn Graduation Ceremony.

  • In the front line of the fight against malaria

    Posted on May 15, 2015

    The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control believes that research is critical in combating malaria in a manner that is sustainable and without the potentially adverse health effects of toxic chemicals.

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