CHS Hosts Virtual Long Service and Retirees Ceremony

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted a virtual Long Service and Retirees Awards ceremony to celebrate the commitment and dedication of staff to UKZN. The event was held on the cloud-based video conferencing service of Zoom with all guests having custom snack boxes delivered to their homes to enjoy at the end of the

Tricia Naicker Flies the UKZN Flag High… Once Again!

Click here for isiZulu version The youngest Associate Professor at UKZN’s College of Health Sciences, Professor Tricia Naicker, has been awarded the 2020 Raikes Medal by the South African Chemical Institute. The medal acknowledges a member of the Institute, under the age of 40, whose original chemical research performed in South Africa shows outstanding promise, as

Nursing Students Tackle Drug Abuse in Austerville

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s second-year Nursing students conducted an intervention programme aimed at making a positive contribution in the fight against drug abuse in Austerville, Durban, as part of their Community Nursing module. The students presented their programme at Fairvale Secondary School where they briefed Grade 9 learners about the dangers of taking

Students Bring Occupational Therapy Closer to the Community

In collaboration with Durban Green Corridors, final-year Occupational Therapy students at UKZN offer wellness programmes, rehabilitation, developmental milestones and educational programmes at the Inanda Wilderness Park in Durban. All activities take place outdoors, enticing people to venture outside and enjoy being in nature. This five-year community outreach project is spearheaded by Ms Chantal Christopher, an

UKZN Academics Contribute to Policy Briefs on Staying Fit during COVID-19

Click here for the isiZulu version UKZN academics have helped provide input for two policy briefs aimed at giving guidance to governments and civil societies in Africa on the critical need for people to stay physically active during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. When it became clear there was a need to develop plans, policies

Campaign Against GBV in Public Transport

Click here for isiZulu version In collaboration with the Ayanda Msweli Foundation, the Commission for Gender Equality and the minibus taxi industry, UKZN launched a campaign against gender-based violence (GBV) in the transport industry at Durban West’s Pinetown taxi rank. The Phepha Thembeka Vikela Against Gender-Based Violence campaign aims to engage the taxi industry –

Living Life Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

– By Professor Nombulelo Magula Fear, stigma and poverty remain the fiercest enemies in our fight against COVID-19. Yet, when considered within the South African context, these are hardly new phenomena. Our years of experience in dealing with the HIV epidemic – and having the highest infection rates in the world – should have fully

23 Newly-Qualified Nephrologists in KZN thanks to UKZN Training

A medical team led by UKZN’s Professor Alain Assounga has trained 23 Nephrologists using a College of Medicine syllabus and Grey’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg and the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) in Durban as teaching platforms. Assounga is Head of the Discipline of Nephrology at UKZN’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, and chief

Cuban-Trained Medical Students join UKZN for Clinical Training

Eighty-five Medical students who underwent five years of training in Cuba have been welcomed back “home” at UKZN. The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted a welcoming and orientation programme for the students in the Nelson Mandela-Fidel Castro Cuban Collaboration Programme (NMFCCP) and will now undergo 18 months of clinical training at KwaZulu-Natal hospitals. The

UKZN Launches Intern Mentorship Programme

UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine launched an Intern Mentorship Programme in partnership with Investec on 16 September through a webinar with around 180 attendees made up of Medical interns, academics and mentors. The brain-child of Professor Ncoza Dlova, Dean of the School, the mentorship programme aims to support KwaZulu-Natal interns through a series of monthly