CAPRISA Staff Member Completes a PhD in Record Time

Dr Buyisile Chibi, a Research Associate at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), graduated with a doctoral degree in Public Health within two-and-a-half years whilst also publishing six papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and one scientific report. Her study encourages the KwaZulu-Natal health authorities to invest more effort in

Clinical Supervision Workshop at UKZN

UKZN’s Department of Behavioural Medicine, in collaboration with the KwaZulu-Natal branches of the South African Society for Clinical Psychology, Psychological Society of South Africa, as well as Durban Practising Psychologists Group (DPPG), hosted a workshop on clinical supervision. Conducted by Professor Carol Falender,the workshop – held in the UNITE Building on the Howard College campus

Doctorate for Research into Infection by Parasitic Worms

Improving knowledge – about schistosomiasis a disease caused by infection of fresh water parasitic worms – in the uMkhanyakude area was the subject of research by Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences (Public Health) graduate, Dr Tafadzwa Mindu (29). The uMkhanyakude area is endemic to schistosomiasis and Mindu’s research was conducted to determine how improved

Concern for Safety of Police in SA Inspires PhD Graduate

Dr Gugu Mona has graduated with a PhD degree in Public Health following research she did into Occupational Health and Safety among police officers in Gauteng. Mona, who aspires to be a social entrepreneur and an academic, was supervised by one of UKZN’s Top 30 researchers, Professor Moses Chimbari. Passionate about improving safety for members

Nursing Students Reach Out to Learners

Fourth-year Psychiatric Nursing students at UKZN held a mini-seminar for Grade 9 to 12 learners at Montarena Secondary School in Chatsworth to equip learners with knowledge to improve their sense of self-efficacy and navigational skills in career pathing. The seminar was part of the students’ community mental health outreach programme and followed a survey they

Seminar Puts Primary Health Care Curriculum Under Spotlight

Primary Health Care (PHC) training is still stuck in disciplinary silos across both health professions and domains within the professions, says UKZN Family Medicine Head of Department, Dr Bernhard Gaede. Speaking at a seminar at the University, Gaede said the current exploration of a PHC curriculum for professional health education at UKZN had strong historical

UKZN Epidemiologist Completes Applied Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology Training in US

Public Health lecturer, Mr Siyabonga Dlamini, successfully completed Applied Spatial Analysis in Epidemiology training at the Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute at Columbia University (EPIC) in the United States. Spatial Epidemiology is a subfield of epidemiology concerned with the description and analysis of geographic variations in disease with regards to factors such as demographic,

Kwethulwe Uhlelo Lwabantwana i-Optimal Child Growth and Development

Click here for English version Emizamweni yokushintsha ucwaningo ngokuqhamuka nezindlela ezintsha namagalelo azwakalayo, i-African Health–Saving Lives Research Flagship yaseNyuvesi YaKwaZulu-Natali yethule i-Optimal Child Growth and Development (i-OrCHID). I-African Health Research Flagship, uhlelo olulodwa kwezine ezaqalwa zethulwa yiNyuvesi ngonyaka wezi-2018, ilawulwa wuSolwazi Quarraisha Abdool Karim, ongomunye wabacwaningi abavelele emhlabeni endimeni yesandulelangculazi nengculazi, ngokwesikhundla sakhe sokuba uMelekeleli

Framework Aims to Improve Delivery of Health Services

Public Health Medicine Specialist in the College of Health Sciences, Dr Ozayr Mahomed, presented an address on the development of the Ideal Hospital Realisation and Maintenance Framework to the Family Medicine Department on the Howard College campus. ‘The Ideal Hospital Framework (IHF) is a critical strategy and intervention to facilitate improved health service delivery and