UKZN Psychiatry Hosts Harvard

The Discipline of Psychiatry at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine co-ordinated a two-week research training programme from 4 to 15 February, focusing on epidemiology and biostatics with the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute of MIT, US. The programme was aimed at developing research capacity among staff

Traditional Medicine on International Stage

KwaZulu-Natal’s Traditional Medicine Laboratory, under the leadership of Professor Nceba Gqaleni, hosted two health scientists from Canada, Drs Ian Tietjen and Malcolm Steinberg, members of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Tietjen and Steinberg have an interest in working with traditional healers, their patients and their communities in mutually-beneficial and

CHS Welcomes Seasoned HR Consultant

The College of Health Sciences welcomed Mrs Sibongile Msomi to its staff contingent. Msomi joins the College as the Senior HR Consultant for the School of Clinical Medicine, College Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Director: Professional Services, Dean: College Research, Teaching and Learning. She joins UKZN from a corporate background. She said, ‘I am still enjoying my new job, although

Umholi Wase-SNPH Ubhale Ngokuhlanganyela Nabacwaningi Abahlonishwayo Kwi-Nature Review

Click here for English version Umholi kwezocwaningo wase-SNPH yase-UKZN, uDkt Tivani Mashamba-Thompson, usanda kubhala ku-Nature Review ngokuhlanganyela nabacwaningi abahlonishwayo base-Imperial College London; e-University College London (i-UCL); e-London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (i-LSHTM); nase-Africa Health Institute (i-AHRI). Igama lombhalo wakhe belithi Taking Connected Mobile-health (mHeath) Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases to the Field. Lo mbhalo uhlinzeka ngolwazi olumqoka

UKZN’s 2018 Medical Specialist Graduates Feted

UKZN’s College of Health Sciences hosted a registrar awards evening at Umhlanga honouring specialists who successfully completed their final clinical examinations with the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) and those who graduated with Master in Medicine (MMed) degrees. The event was aimed at celebrating 65 new specialists, seven new sub-specialists and 95 MMed

Clinical Anatomy Honours Body Donors

The 2019 annual Dedication Ceremony held by the Discipline of Clinical Anatomy was attended by families of previous body donors, potential body donors, religious leaders, Anatomy Department staff and second-year Medical students to honour those who donated their bodies for medical training and research purposes at UKZN. ‘This year, we invited our second-year Medical students

Clinical Training for Seychellois Dentistry Students

Nineteen final-year Dental Therapy students from the Seychelles received clinical training during a two-week sojourn at UKZN hosted by the Dentistry Discipline. The students were qualified dental therapists who are part of a special collaboration between UKZN and the National Institute of Social Studies in the Seychelles to upgrade the existing skills of health professionals.

UKZN Co-Hosts Inaugural African Chapter on Ecohealth Conference

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted the first African Chapter on Ecohealth Conference at the International Convention Centre in Durban in collaboration with the Durban Tourism and National Convention Bureau. The conference provided a forum for sharing research findings which address health problems holistically as well as for the African Chapter on Ecohealth to be

Launch of Lung Cancer Control Programme at UKZN

UKZN’s College of Health Sciences launched a Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme (MLCCP) in which about 35 Community Care Givers (CCGs) received palliative care training. Organisers of the programme – which aims to improve the public’s access to early diagnostic services, treatment and care for lung cancer – selected CCGs from Umlazi, Lamontville, Imbalenhle and

Prestigious Prize for AIDS Researcher

Renowned AIDS researcher Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim of UKZN has been awarded the prestigious Al-Sumait Prize for research contributions to African development. The prize of US$500 000 (R6,9 million) and a gold medal will be handed to Abdool Karim by the Amir of Kuwait at a ceremony in Kuwait on 5 December. The prize ‘recognises