UKZN Professors

Multi-million Rand Research Award to UKZN’s Scientists for Cutting-Edge Study

Scientists from UKZN’s College of Health Sciences have received a R12.8 million grant from the South African Medical Research Council and the Medical Research Council UK/Newton Fund for a UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health. The award will fund the implementation of a three-year multidisciplinary global health research study on first-episode psychosis in Msunduzi

Dr Andrew Tomita and Dr Richard Lessells with co-authors Professor Frank Tanser and Professor Tulio de Oliveira

Upscaling of ART Coverage Reduces TB in South Africa

A groundbreaking study indicating a significant link between the scale up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage and a reduction in cases of tuberculosis (TB) has been published. The work is that of scientists from UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS), the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), and the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI).

Cutting-Edge Science Harnessed to Seek SA Healthcare Solutions

Cutting-Edge Science Harnessed to Seek SA Healthcare Solutions

The Afrocentric Precision Approach to the Control Health Epidemics (APACHE) Flagship project at UKZN is an interdisciplinary approach aimed at developing research relevant to the provision of high quality healthcare. The flagship project – which was recently launched at UKZN – has three focus areas, namely: precision medicine, precision public health and translational science. These focus areas