Pharmacy Students Benefit from Clinical Training at Newcastle Hospital

Newcastle’s Madadeni Hospital Pharmacy staff were overjoyed to be given the opportunity of hosting UKZN final-year Pharmacy students doing their first Decentralised Clinical Training (DCT) programme. ‘The students were well-behaved, respectful and very eager to learn,’ said Pharmacy Manager, Mr Nathi Mchunu. ‘We really wish we had more time with them,’ said Pharmacist, Mrs Vereesha

Izinga le-WHO lesiKhungo Senqubo Yamakhathakhatha

Click here for English version Ibamba likaSekelashansela, uSolwazi Nana Poku, wesese ngokuzwa izindaba zokuthi i-Centre for Pharmaceutical Policy and Evidence-based Practice isithathwa njengesikhungo esibambisene ne-World Health Organization (WHO). USolwazi Poku uthe: ‘Akusiyo into encane lokhu okwenzekile, kanti i-UKZN inamava okweseka imisebenzi nezinhlelo kwe-WHO kuwo wonke amazinga.’ Isikhungo silawulwa uSolwazi kwezamaKhathakhatha, uSolwazi Fatima Suleman, ohlonishwa umhlaba

Latest Developments in AIDS Research Outlined at UKZN Seminar

Professor Tokameh Mahmoudi, an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam in The Netherlands, outlined the findings of some of the latest research being done in the fight against AIDS during a presentation at UKZN hosted by the School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences. Mahmoudi is co-founder of the Erasmus MC HIV

First-Year Students Introduced to Financial Aid Programme

The Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme (ISFAP) held a special event to welcome first-year students who recently obtained ISFAP grant in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) at UKZN. ISFAP was established as a funding model to cater for the Higher Education needs and costs of South Africa’s “poor” and “middle-class” students. The event took

Orientation programme. College of Health Sciences’ Registrars Orientation a Success

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) held a successful Registrars Orientation event sponsored by Investec. The CHS held its first orientation for registrars (MMED students) on 8 March 2019. The event brought together key role-players that included the Department of Health (DoH) and UKZN’s Student Support Services. The 2019 UKZN registrar intake comprises 100 registrars from

Young Doctor Recounts Personal Struggle with TB

It was hell – a daily dose of it. This is how Dr Zolelwa Sifumba – who was diagnosed with Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis Lymphadenitis (MDR TB) – described her struggle with the disease during a keynote address at UKZN to commemorate World TB Day. The event was organised by the UKZN branch of the South

Usosayensi Ovelele wase-UKZN Ukhethelwe Enhlanganweni Ehlonishwayo

Click here for English version U-Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) wase-UKZN, uSolwazi Salim Abdool Karim, uqokelwe kwesokuba yi-Fellow yase-Royal Society in Britain– okuyisikhungo esidala sezesayensi emhlabeni. U-Abdool Karim ungomunye wososayensi abathathu baseNingizimu Afrika okumanje banga-Fellows of the Society. U-Abdool Karim, owuMqondisi we-Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) ne-CAPRISA Professor of Global Health in

Senior PhD A First for College of Health Sciences

Dr Ismail Bhorat, Honorary Clinical Fellow at UKZN and Head of Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital’s Foetal Unit is the first person to graduate with a senior doctoral degree from the College of Health Sciences. A leading foetal specialist, Bhorat was part of a team of experts who conducted South Africa’s first pinhole surgery on a baby whilst

UKZN Produces its First African Female Psychiatrist with a PhD

UKZN has produced its first African female Psychiatrist with a PhD. Dr Sibongile Mashaphu’s study tested a behavioral intervention among serodiscordant couples, where one partner is HIV positive and the other is not. The aim was to help the couples to navigate some of the challenges that they face on a daily basis and to reduce

Disability No Match for Top Student

Partially blind Physiotherapy graduate, Mr Meluleki Thethwayo’s dream came true when he was named one of the top three students in his Discipline. ‘I never thought that this would come to pass,’ he said. ‘Everything is through the power of God.’ Thethwayo started wearing glasses at the age of seven and was diagnosed with Retinitis