Taxis can turn it around

SOUTH African women and girls are under attack. They experience gender-based violence almost any day, any time and everywhere. This could be in their homes, in the workplace and even in public transport stations such as taxi ranks as they commute to and from home for social or economic purposes. This country needs everyday activism

KZN Specialist Dermatologist Applauded for Passion in Patient Care and Training

The School of Clinical Medicine (SCM) would like to acknowledge and congratulate Dr Gill Lawrie for her boundless and unselfish contribution in setting up the dermatological surgery service which not only benefits patients, but also trains registrars in this component. The School also applauds her unmatched passion for Preventative Medicine evidenced by her outreach programmes

Many Breast Cancer Patients in Research Project Consider the Disease a “Death Sentence”

Perceptions of Female Patients with Newly-Diagnosed Breast Cancer at Durban’s Addington Hospital was the subject of research which earned social worker, Mrs Kogielambal Perumaul a Master’s degree in Medical Science. Perumaul’s research explored knowledge, awareness, preconceptions and myths of breast cancer among the patients being studied as well as examining their concerns regarding physical status,

Surgeon with Guillain-Barre Syndrome Graduates with PhD

A medical condition robbed KwaZulu-Natal surgeon Dr Michelle Smith of her ability to perform surgery but could not stop her from continuing to contribute to the field of surgery or from graduating from UKZN with a PhD in Health Sciences (Surgery)! ‘I am immensely proud of my academic achievement, especially since it adds new knowledge

UKZN’s Top New Medical Doctors

Dr Ishq Pramchand was placed second and Dr Ra’Eesa Mohamed-Yunus third in UKZN’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine’s Class of 2021. They were both awarded Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) degrees summa cum laude. Pramchand (24) scored an 82.56% average in his final year while Mohamed-Yunus achieved 81.88%. Said Pramchand, currently a first-year intern

UKZN Health Care Specialists Encouraged to Join Global Outreach Movement

UKZN’s Dean of Clinical Medicine Professor Ncoza Dlova has appealed to health care specialists in the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine to join the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcome (ECHO) Outreach movement – a globally recognised organisation that takes on challenges. Dlova made the call during a UKZN seminar titled ECHO Outreach held at

Leadership Skills Under the Spotlight at School of Clinical Medicine

Leading self-consciously through emotional intelligence and in a team environment was the focus of a three-day online workshop for UKZN managers and Heads of Disciplines hosted by the School of Clinical Medicine (SCM). The event also examined styles of leadership and followership, critical leadership challenges and the importance of integrating the ideas of others to

Gut Health the Subject of Webinar

The Gut Microbiome in Konzo was the title of a webinar held by the College of Health Science (CHS). The event investigated the role of the gut microbiome in modulating the development of Konzo (tied leg) which is an epidemic paralytic disease occurring among hunger-stricken rural populations in Africa where a diet is dominated by

Specialist Advocates for Eye Care in the Public Sector

The School of Clinical Medicine has paid tribute to Dr Nombuso Mathe for her commitment to patient advocacy and leadership in the Discipline of Ophthalmology. Mathe has been instrumental in improving service provision in hospitals, and advancing research in the Department. ‘She is very passionate about patient advocacy and leadership in ophthalmology and the public

UKZN Alumnus is Mrs SA Semi-Finalist

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN alumnus, businesswoman, wife and mother Andile Pieterson is a semi-finalist in the 2022 Mrs South Africa contest. A qualified optometrist, Andile runs a service TwinsOnEyes with her twin sister Ayanda – also an optometrist – catering specifically for children at underprivileged schools. ‘We provide free glasses to children in need