World Antibiotic Awareness Week: ‘Antibiotic resistance could claim 10 million lives a year by 2050,’ UP professor warns
Posted on November 18, 2019
Antibiotic resistance is a global health threat. Antimicrobial-resistant infections currently claim 700 000 lives a year globally and by 2050 antimicrobial resistance could result in a loss of 10 million lives a year. This will result in more deaths than people dying from cancer.
UP does everything it can to kill one of the biggest killers in South Africa
Posted on March 26, 2018
Tuberculosis (TB) kills more people every year than HIV/AIDS or any other single infectious agent. This statistic seems criminal considering that if the disease is diagnosed and treated timeously, most patients can be cured.
235 new doctors start their professional journey
Posted on December 05, 2017
235 final-year medical students, dressed in their finest and supported by friends and family, recently took the oath of their profession at a ceremony held in the Aula on the Hatfield Campus, thus taking the first step on their journey as medical professionals.
UP joins the fight against maternal and neonatal sepsis
Posted on November 28, 2017
The University of Pretoria (UP)'s Centre for Maternal, Fetal, Newborn and Child Health Care will participate in the first ever global data collection effort to assess the burden and current management of maternal and neonatal sepsis.
New Deputy Dean: Health Stakeholder Relations appointed in faculty of Health Sciences
Posted on October 24, 2017
The University of Pretoria (UP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Arthur Rantloane as Deputy Dean: Health Stakeholder Relations in the Faculty of Health Sciences, with effect from 1 November 2017.
Committed to improving maternal and child health in South Africa
Posted on October 04, 2017
The Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Unit in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at UP, is committed to making a contribution in the lives of pregnant women, new-born babies and infants.
Moya moya moya moya
Posted on August 31, 2017
31 August is African Traditional Medicine Day. According to Dr Bosco Bae, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UP, however, the day is meaningless unless its value and history is recognised.
Prof Mike Sathekge admitted as fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Posted on August 29, 2017
Prof Mike Sathekge, an internationally acclaimed researcher and current Head of the Department of Nuclear Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria, has been admitted as a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
Faculty of Health Sciences showcases research and innovation
Posted on August 29, 2017
The Faculty of Health Sciences' annual Research Conference was a comprehensive and exciting mix of research and innovation.
Applying health research in South African schools for learners' well-being
Posted on August 23, 2017
A collaborative study involving local and international researchers has created an intervention strategy to help improve the diet and lifestyle of schoolchildren in South Africa.
Official opening of the newly upgraded Basic Medical Sciences and Dentistry Library
Posted on June 28, 2017
The newly refurbished and upgraded library in the Basic Medical Sciences Building on the University of Pretoria's Prinshof Campus was officially opened by the Faculty Library Manager of the Health Sciences, Kabelo Nzima, in a brief ceremony on Friday, 23 June 2017.
Seven UP researchers nominated for prestigious NTSF Awards
Posted on June 28, 2017
Seven researchers at the University of Pretoria (UP) have been nominated in eight categories of the 19th NSTF-South32 Awards for their outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa.
One step closer to malaria elimination
Posted on June 08, 2017
An international collaborative effort, including researchers from UP, the University of Cape Town and partners, has resulted in the identification of a new chemical compound that can potentially eliminate malaria.
Remembering Ontlametse Phalatse - progeria patient and inspiration
Posted on May 15, 2017
Prof Michael Pepper, Director of the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine and professor in the Department of Immunology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria, writes about Ontlametse Phalatse, a progeria patient who has inspired the nation.
What prospective Health Sciences students think of UP
Posted on March 31, 2017
When asked to describe UP using just one word, 'gobsmacking', 'amazing', and 'awesome' were just a few that the learners chose at the Junior Tukkie Open Day, which was recently held in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria (UP).
Sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle research in the spotlight at UP
Posted on September 06, 2016
The University of Pretoria has identified 'Sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle interventions for chronic disease' as one of its four main strategic niche areas for research activity in the next decade.
School builds capacity of African forensic science professionals
Posted on August 29, 2016
The first African School of Humanitarian Forensic Action, led by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, is currently being hosted at the University of Pretoria.
Prof Pattinson receives prestigious award from the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns
Posted on July 28, 2016
Prof Robert Pattinson, Director of the South African Medical Research Council's Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Unit in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Pretoria, has been awarded the Havenga Prize for Medicine by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir...
UP and Inqaba Biotec are blazing the trail for maggot therapy in South Africa
Posted on April 22, 2016
In an attempt to promote and increase the use of medicinal maggots for wound cleaning in South Africa, the Department of Surgery at UP signed a collaboration agreement with Inqaba Biotech earlier this month.
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.