Partnership Promotes Lung Cancer Awareness and Care

UKZN’s Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (MLCCP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) to promote lung cancer awareness and community mobilisation and enhance palliative care, mainly for patients with lung cancer. CANSA has vast experience in community mobilisation and palliative care, which the MLCCP will draw

UKZN OT Students Online to Assist Those in Need

UKZN Occupational Therapist (OT) students on the Westville campus in co-operation with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) are offering free personalised online individual comfort sessions for those who need help. The telehealth clinic services include relaxation therapy, stress management, relapse prevention, coping strategies, lifestyle analysis, medication, compliance and occupation-based therapy. Using a

Young UKZN Alumna Excelling in the Optometry World

Click here for isiZulu version Bachelor of Optometry alumna, Ms Duduzile Sibisi, owns two optometry practices at the tender age of 25… and plans to open more! Sibisi, who grew up in the rural KwaZulu-Natal town of Dannhauser, completed her studies on the Westville campus in 2016. She now owns Sibisi Optometrists at Tugela Ferry

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

Occupational Therapy Students in the Thick of Things Helping the Needy

Four fourth-year Occupational Therapy students at UKZN are using lessons learned in the lecture room to assist underprivileged communities. They are Ms Kaylee Becker, Ms Noluthando Greaves, Ms Mbalenhle Masilo and Ms Minenhle Ngcongo, who have collaborated with communities at grassroots level informing them about career choices and providing a variety of services. The students

UKZN Lecturer Co-Winner of International Pharmaceutical Award

Click here for isiZulu version College of Health Sciences Senior lecturer, Mr Andy Gray is the co-winner of the annual Helen Clark-Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice (JoPPP) Award for Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice Research. The other co-winners are Mr Birna Trap of Denmark and Mr Paul Newton of the University of Oxford in England. The

Informative UKZN/UCT Online Debate on Global Health

Click here for isiZulu version Dean and Head of UKZN’s School of Nursing and Public Health, Professor Mosa Moshabela, and Professor Lucy Gilson of the University of Cape Town’s School of Public Health and Family Medicine led an informative online discussion on global health, development and colonialism. The debate examined power and privilege with a

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

Alumnus Shines in Optometry World

Click here for isiZulu version Bachelor of Optometry alumnus Mrs Siphokazi Pearl Mahapa owns two optometry practices in Gauteng’s suburbs of Randburg and Midrand… and plans to open more! Mahapa, who grew up in Pietermaritzburg, completed her studies on UKZN’s Westville campus in 2009. She is the owner of Visioneyes Optometrist, ‘Providing a holistic eye care

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