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UCT professor highlights dangers of iron deficiency disorder during pregnancy
Tue, 31 Aug 2021 - 13:15

The Division of Haematology at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) has embarked on a massive international campaign to drive awareness on the dangers of untreated iron deficiency disorder during pregnancy. The drive seeks to highlight the importance of a pre‑pregnancy diagnosis, to initiate treatment and to avoid the enormous post‑birth ramifications for the unborn baby.

UCT SDG Africa Summit
Tue, 31 Aug 2021 - 13:15

On 13-15 September, the University of Cape Town will be hosting the International Summit on the SDGs in Africa. The Summit seeks to accelerate progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and mobilise action behind the African Union’s ‘Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want’ framework.

5th Annual Pregnancy Symposium
Thu, 26 Aug 2021 - 14:30

This unique symposium draws participants from a broad spectrum of disciplines – obstetricians, gynaecologists, cardiologists, internal medicine specialists, anaesthetists and basic scientists from South Africa, Africa and beyond.

COVID-19 is real
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 - 13:30

Professor Ntobeko Ntusi reacts to the current anti-vaccination protests, Aug 2021

People with diabetes at risk of severe COVID-19, study confirms
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 - 09:45

Study confirms that People Living with Diabetes (PLWD) are at risk of developing severe COVID-19.

Scientists develop new method of diagnosing TB from skin
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 - 10:45

A team of scientists, including those from the University of Cape Town (UCT), have developed a new diagnostic methodology enabling a non-invasive, fast and highly accurate way of detecting tuberculosis (TB).

Racism in medicine is ‘a horrible injustice’
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 - 10:30

Racism in medicine – underpinned by national and international research, as well as personal experience – were placed under the microscope during a recent academic seminar hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Public Health.

DTHF Adolescent Health Policy course & IAVI Fellowship
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 - 14:30

Please note that applications are CLOSING END OF JUNE for this course. DTHF Youth and Adolescent Health Policy short course. 

Groote Schuur Hospital performs South Africa’s first bowel enteroscopy
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 - 11:30

A team of academics at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Division of Medical Gastroenterology have performed South Africa’s first successful bowel enteroscopy (endoscopy of the small bowel). The cutting-edge procedure was carried out at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), and is set to transform the way clinicians access and examine the previously inaccessible small bowel – using a minimally invasive technique.

Invite for Medical Specialists to apply for the "Professor Bongani Mayosi Netcare Clinical Scholarship 2021" Closing Date: 31 May 2021
Mon, 17 May 2021 - 07:45

The Professor Bongani Mayosi Netcare Clinical Scholarship  invites medical specialists who wish to further pursue an academic career to apply for funding from the Professor Bongani Mayosi Netcare Clinical Scholarship 2021 to pursue full-time doctoral or post-doctoral studies to be conducted in South Africa.

Sub-Saharan Africa in desperate need of clinical haematologists
Fri, 07 May 2021 - 11:30

Clinical Haematology on a mission to drastically boost training opportunities for Africa’s pressing needs.

Professor Graeme Meintjes delivers the annual Stephen Lawn Memorial Lecture 22 March 2021
Wed, 05 May 2021 - 11:15

Annual Stephen Lawn Memorial Lecture 22 March 2021.