Webinar Addresses Burnout among Healthcare Workers during COVID-19

Studies show that 40% of South African healthcare workers across the spectrum have suffered from burnout due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These alarming figures were presented at a College of Health Sciences webinar on burnout among healthcare workers due to COVID-19. The panellists included Senior Psychiatrist and UKZN lecturer, Dr Saeeda Paruk; Clinical Head of

Research Reveals Potential of Pre-Diabetes and COVID-19 Being a Deadly Combination

Pre-diabetes should be treated as a comorbidity for COVID-19 and all patients infected with the virus need to be screened for the diabetes condition to reduce deaths and provide optimal clinical care. This is according to a paper written by researchers from UKZN’s School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences PhD student Mr Aubrey Sosibo

UKZN Hosts Webinar on Ivermectin Debate

What the Ivermectin Debate has revealed to us in a Time of Pandemic, was the title of a webinar facilitated by Professor Colleen Aldous, from UKZN’s College of Health Sciences. It featured panellists Professor Anisa Mosam Associate Professor: Dermatology; Mr Andrew Gray Senior Lecturer: Pharmacology, and Dr Warren Parker, public health and communication specialist. Introducing

UKZN Medical Student Appointed President of SAMSA

Miss Tivana Chellan, a fifth-year Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery student at the UKZN Medical School in Durban, has been elected national President of the South African Medical Students Association (SAMSA) for 2021. SAMSA is a national non-profit organisation comprising of Medical students from various medical schools across the country. Essentially, this organisation is ran

UKZN Supports the Global Call for Hearing Health

UKZN’s Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department commemorated World Hearing Day on 3 March under the hashtag #WHD_SouthAfrica. The day started with a 5km awareness walk/run/ride along the Durban beach promenade, followed by the distribution of World Health Organization (WHO) ear and hearing care material in English and isiZulu to the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central

Alumnus Donates Textbooks to Medical Students

Specialist Family Medicine doctor and UKZN alumnus, Dr Tin Myint from Stanger Hospital generously donated boxes of textbooks to Medical students based at the site. He collected the books and journals over many years as a Medical student and junior doctor. Some were also donated by friends who left the country or retired from the

UKZN Nursing Students Shine

Click here for isiZulu version ‘Thank you for representing UKZN exceptionally well in the clinical settings and for fully embracing the UKZN values of respect, excellence, accountability, client orientation, honesty, and trust. Keep up the good work,’ said UKZN’s Nursing Discipline Academic Leader to third-year Nursing students who recently completed their clinical training at a

CHS Welcomes New Dean and Head of School of Health Sciences

Click here for isiZulu version Professor Khathutshelo Percy Mashige is the new Dean and Head of the School of Health Sciences at UKZN. ‘I am proud and ecstatic,’ said Mashige. ‘I felt I was in with a chance of being appointed but was a bit anxious and apprehensive about it.’ He aims to encourage and

Bels Gym Supervisor Wins Gold

UKZN’s Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (Bels) gym supervisor, Ms Zamile Nduli was crowned a wellness fitness champion at an IFBB LIVING Legends at the Station Urban Event in Durban. This qualified her for an invitation to Arnold Classic Africa 2021 – Multiple Sport Festival, Art and Lifestyle Expo, scheduled to take place from 14

CHS Hosts Virtual Long Service and Retirees Ceremony

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted a virtual Long Service and Retirees Awards ceremony to celebrate the commitment and dedication of staff to UKZN. The event was held on the cloud-based video conferencing service of Zoom with all guests having custom snack boxes delivered to their homes to enjoy at the end of the