Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Volunteers see need through new eyes

The Students Health and Welfare Centres Organisation’s (SHAWCO) 750 km health tour to celebrate the organisation’s 75th anniversary was an unforgettable experience for the volunteers – and the communities they treated.

Publication Date:
Thu, 10 May 2018 - 08:30
CANSA Shavathon

Every year UCT medical students shave or spray their hair to raise awareness for cancer research and those living with the disease. This year the annual Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Shavathon took place in the CANSA-funded laboratory in the Faculty of Health Sciences on Thursday, 1 March. Robyn Walker was there to capture the colourful event.

Publication Date:
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 - 12:45
Press release: Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential

Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines.

Publication Date:
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 - 11:45
Grant drives genomic research

The African Academy of Sciences is awarding US$11 million to four leading African researchers to accelerate the use of genomics to better understand how the environment and human genes influence the susceptibility of Africans to certain diseases and their response to treatment.

Publication Date:
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - 10:30