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

Head Psychiatrist at UKZN Elected President of Influential Society

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN’s Head Psychiatrist Professor Bonga Chiliza has been elected President of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP). SASOP – the only professional body in South Africa that represents the interests and protects the rights of psychiatrists in the country – is actively involved in de-stigmatising mental illness both locally

Celebrating the Beauty and Power of Women

Female staff within the College of Health Sciences (CHS) recently came together to celebrate struggles faced by women the world over under the theme Doek on Fleek: Untold Stories. The gathering aimed to highlight the journey of a woman from child to adult with special emphasis on one’s “magnificent self”. Professor Busisiwe Ncama, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Govender Shines Through Science

‘It is indeed humbling to be recognised as a contributing woman to science,’ said an elated UKZN’s School of Health Sciences’ Academic Leader of Research, Professor Pragashnie Govender, after being recognised at the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Women in Science Awards 2018 (SAWISA 2018) where she was First Runner Up in the Distinguished

Owayengumfundi Wase-UKZN Uhlonishwe Ngendondo Yezamalungelo Abantu

Click here for English version UDkt Perisamy Neelaphithambaran Govender, owaziwa ngelika-PN kubangani bakhe, usanda kuhlonishwa yi-South African Medical Association (SAMA) ngendondo Yezamalungelo abantu lapho bekubongwa igalelo lakhe elikhulu abe nalo emsebenzini wakhe nasemphakathini. Lo owayengumfundi wase-UKZN oneminyaka engama-88 yobudala uklonyeliswe ngendondo i-Medal of Transformation, Equity and Justice nguNgqongqoshe WezeMpilo, uDkt Aaron Motsoaledi, naye owayengumfundi wase-UKZN,

UKZN PhD Student Wins Prestigious Continental Award

UKZN PhD student, Dr Yogandree Ramsamy, was recently awarded the 2018 Institute Mérieux-ICAN Young Investigator Award in recognition of her research into Antimicrobial resistance (AMR). ‘I am very excited and proud to have represented South Africa, Africa, KwaZulu-Natal and UKZN as part of NHLS-UKZN joint staff in receiving this prestigious award. It brought me great