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UCT attracts lion’s share of NIH direct grants

UCT’s reputation for research excellence was endorsed with news in 2013 that the university attracted more funding for direct grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any other university in the world outside the USA. The NIH, the USA’s medical research agency, is the largest source of medical funding in the world. These […]

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Putting children at the top of the health agenda

Child health is a major challenge for South Africa and for the continent, where there is high childhood mortality and preventable morbidity. There is an epidemic of infectious diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and TB. Research in child health has been particularly under-resourced, given the large burden of disease and the high proportion of children […]

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Paper in the Lancet

A trial of isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) plus antiretroviral therapy (ART) to prevent TB has shown safety and efficacy in patients with HIV, according to a UCT research team, whose findings were published in The Lancet in 2014. TB is the biggest cause of morbidity and mortality in people infected with HIV in Africa. Both […]

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Rising star

Associate Professor Graeme Meintjes of the Department of Medicine received the European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Rising Star Africa Award for 2013. Meintjes attracted attention with his work in the field of HIV and TB research and he is the lead investigator on the randomised placebo-controlled trial of prednisone for the treatment of […]

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African innovation in african health care

A unique collaboration between the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences and the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) was launched in 2013 to pioneer inclusive and innovative solutions to healthcare challenges in Africa. Jointly based in the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the GSB and in the Department of Medicine and Groote […]

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