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.
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.