The Department of Medicine of the University of Cape Town is a large academic and clinical department which plays a leading role in medical education and research, while providing clinical services to the communities of the Western Cape.
Neglect exacerbating rheumatic heart disease
Primary healthcare systems in many low- and middle-income countries are not prioritising simple, effective measures to treat rheumatic heart disease, a preventable disease, says a new study lead by UCT's Prof Bongani Mayosi.
Faculty bids farewell to Health Head
Department of Medicine & the Faculty of Health Sciences invited outgoing Head of Western Cape Health Department, Prof Craig Househam to speak at the first Thursday Forum of 2015.


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

How can we better understand drug-induced liver injury? What happens when HIV infections coincide with tuberculosis and diabetes? What mechanisms are behind the distribution and decline of animal species?

Publication Date:
Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 18:15

Medical gastroenterologist won the 25th UCT Master's title

Publication Date:
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 10:30

Heart or cardiovascular disease is now a very common illness in South Africa and there is a need to emphasise education about the adverse effects of lifestyle choices and its contribution to the disease.

Publication Date:
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 10:00

Professors Robin Wood and Linda–Gail Bekker have won the 2014 Alan Pifer Award for excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV–related diseases and infections in Southern Africa. Their journey has taken them from the dark days of AIDS denial to an important moment in the history of the epidemic.

Publication Date:
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 10:15