Study Reveals Serious Health Consequences for those Living Near Waste Disposal Sites

A group of international scientists, including prominent UKZN researchers, have found that people living close to waste disposal sites suffer several chronic clinical conditions. Their study also found that the closer the participants lived to the waste site (as close as 5km), the greater their likelihood of being diagnosed with asthma, tuberculosis, diabetes or depression.

Communities of Practice Address Online Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and Learning Committee in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) launched a series of communities of practice presentations. The first such webinar was held on 10 June 2020 to share and discuss best practice experience in online teaching and learning. The event, which attracted academics and professionals in the fraternity, was facilitated by

Top Orthopaedic Surgeon Joins UKZN

Respected orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Duduzile Sigodi, trained in foot and ankle surgery with a special interest in flatfoot deformity correction, has joined UKZN’s Discipline of Orthopaedic Surgery. ‘I am excited to be in a Discipline with mentors who have contributed significantly to my career development and supported me during my training and Fellowship,’ said Sigodi.

UKZN Academic a Finalist for Science Oscar

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN Occupational Therapy academic Professor Pragashnie Govender is a finalist in the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) South 32 Research Awards – also known as the Science Oscars. The NSTF awards, sponsored by mining and metals company South 32, recognise excellence and outstanding contributions to Science, Engineering and Technology

UKZN Student to Serve on COVID-19 International Steering Committee

Click here for isiZulu version Doctoral student in the School of Health Sciences, Mr Clement Agoni has been selected to serve on an 11-member COVID-19 steering committee of the Global Shapers Community – an initiative started by the World Economic Forum in 2011. Agoni was recognised for his significant impact and contributions in this area

Professor Appointed to National Health Research Committee

‘I am very excited and look forward to making a positive contribution,’ said Associate Professor in UKZN’s Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor Vassie Naidoo who has been appointed to the National Health Research Committee (NHRC). ‘It couldn’t have come at a better time with all that is happening globally regarding SARS CoV-2 and COVID-19,’ she

Medical Students Respond to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19/SARS-Cov-2 pandemic, the final-year Medical class at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine formed an Anti-COVID-19 student group. This was initially a small group of 40 people, spearheaded by a committee of seven that discussed the issues contributing to the high and fast rate of transmission and brainstormed initiatives to

Medical Student Selected for London World Health Organization Organising Committee

Click here for isiZulu version Second-year Medical student, Mr Mohamed Hoosen Suleman, has been appointed to serve as Theme Officer on the Organising Committee for the London World Health Organization (LonWHO) Simulation, an event held in the first week of November each year. The WHO Simulations, which were launched at the London School of Hygiene

Health Experts Panel Supports Ban on Cigarette Sales

Click here for isiZulu version The ban on cigarettes sales has slowed the spread of COVID-19 and will ease pressure on the health system, a panel of experts led by UKZN’s Professor Mosa Moshabela has found. The panel was at UKZN’s Data@breakfast, a webinar hosted by Moshabela – an expert on public health – where

UKZN Academic Finalist for Bioanalysis Rising Star Award

Academic Leader: Research at UKZN, Mr Sooraj Baijnath, became South Africa’s first ever finalist for the international Bioanalysis Rising Star Award when he was selected as one of the six contenders. ‘I feel really honoured to be selected as the first ever finalist from South Africa, especially in a field of internationally-recognised young scientists from