Unlocking Hope: Launch of the Biliary Atresia Awareness Campaign
An Initiative Bridging Awareness, Support, and Advancements in Paediatric Liver Disease Management
An Initiative Bridging Awareness, Support, and Advancements in Paediatric Liver Disease Management
Over 300 people - virtual and in person - attended the launch of the ground-breaking Lancet series on the commercial determinants of health.
Wits University partners in a new NIHR-funded Global Health Research Group on HIV-associated Fungal Infections (IMPRINT)
Are there regional differences in end-of-life communication practices in ICUs worldwide?
The Human Heredity and Health in Africa Consortium (H3Africa) AWI-Gen (Africa Wits-INEPTH partnership for genomic studies) team, led from the SBIMB, recently pu
A review of Covid-19 vaccines during pregnancy by Wits scientists shows that vaccination during pregnancy is safe.
Since 1979, the Division of Community Paediatrics has offered the Dallas McKenzie prize to a final year MBBCh student who has made a distinguished contribution
Professor Yahya Choonara is appointed to the South African Product Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) Board by the Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla.
More than 80% of the population has probably been infected at leat once since the start of the pandemic
Researchers from the Wits Faculty of Health Sciences and Wits Health Consortium recently pledged R1m to the Gift of the Givers in support of their aid efforts.
Nurses are the backbone of our health care system, and selfless in their service to patients and our students.
Present evidence showing that food policies are necessary to curb rising rates of diet-related diseases.
The Dean welcomes first-year and new students to the Faculty of Health Sciences in a virtual Welcome Day ceremony.
The Wits Faculty of Health Sciences welcomes its newly appointed Assistant Dean: Teaching, Learning and Undergraduate Affairs.
A lecturer in the Wits School of Therapeutic Sciences was in the top three vying in Learning Idols at the Learning Innovation Africa Conference 2018.
Wits pulmonologists and partners launched the Lung Laboratory Research and Intervention Centre on World Lung Cancer Day on 1 August 2018.
It is World Hepatitis Day on 28 July. Two research entities at Wits University are part of the International Coalition to Eradicate Hepatitis B Virus (ICE-HBV).
Identifying the deceased is a mammoth task for forensic specialists in South Africa.
In South Africa about 78% of people over the age of 60 suffer from hypertension but only 24% are on treatment.
South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has finally gazetted the bill detailing an ambitious plan to roll out National Health Insurance.
Dr Thifheli Luvhengo told Faculty of Health Sciences graduates that they are the key to the future and that they are the product of the people around them.
Wits academics Prof. Ian Jandrell, Dr Musa Manzi and Prof. Stephen Tollman have won prestigious NSTF-South32 Awards, the “Science Oscars” of research.
Energy drinks are popular 'go-to fuel' for university students, especially during exams. But what lurks behind the kick?
We have a “golden moment” and “unique opportunity” to spur economic development, says Professor Mark Collinson.
The Department of Paediatrics and Child Health in the School of Clinical Medicine at Wits has joined the African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (APFP).
Professor Laetitia Rispel has been elected as the President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA).
Diarrhoea is one of the leading causes of sickness and death in children under five in South Africa.
In a lab in Joburg, a crack team of Wits scientists led the investigation into the ubiquitous Listeria bacteria that stick like glue and thrive in the cold.
A Wits lecturer was amongst the physiotherapists who treated SA’s athletes at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held at the Gold Coast, Australia, from 4-15 April.
The Senior Executive Team of Wits University has issued a statement denouncing the major disruption of healthcare services caused by industrial action.
Programme for Early-Career Academics helps to improve skills by doing, reflecting and sharing knowledge.
A Master's graduate has produced research that impacts health policy in the field of cervical cancer, which is one of the top five cancers that kill women.
The Wits Research Office has recognised scholars at the University whom the National Research Foundation (NRF) has rated or re-rated.
Research by Wits scientists shows that pregnant women vaccinated against influenza also have less pertussis infection.
In South Africa, over 60% of primary school children suffer from dental decay and more than 80% of these children remain untreated for the disease.
Scientists have pioneered a process to detect TB bacteria by adding a molecule to the bacteria's own armour that lights up under fluorescent light.
A number of factors affect both the distribution and prevalence of disease and the effectiveness of interventions to prevent or reduce disease.
The City of Johannesburg is planning to provide 24-hour clinics in an attempt to increase access to health care. Why it is a good idea.
South Africa is confronted by a quadruple* burden of disease, which includes cancer. The province of KZN faces serious challenges in providing cancer services.
What happens when you fail? Can Wits stop me being lazy? I come from Zimbabwe – can I feel free at Wits? Did I make the right choice coming here?
Fourteen years ago SA researchers first picked up rising rates of high blood pressure in the population that led to people dying earlier than expected.
Professors Bob Scholes and Shabir Madhi have been elected as Fellows of the prestigious The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).
It is World Cancer Day on 4 February and Wits specialists are poised to challenge cancer and other non-communicable diseases.
Capitalising on consumers' sweet spot has dangerous implications for public health.
Wits graduates voted most employable in SA by directors and recruiters.
Wits scientists and partners have sequenced the genomes of 24 South African individuals of different ethnolinguistic origins.
Internationally renowned paediatric bone health specialist and clinician, Professor John Pettifor, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by his alma mater.
Wits University has awarded an honorary doctorate to Professor John Gear, who introduced the concept of primary health care at his Alma Mater in 1979.
Many cultures and societies throughout the world turn to traditional healers to find out why they are ill and to seek treatment.
South Africa has made tremendous advances in providing lifesaving antiretroviral therapy for HIV infected people.
The study shows that clinical interventions should take place at lower viral loads than those proposed by the current World Health Organization guidelines.
Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute publishes new research on Low Level Virema Co-hort
The Wits-led African Innovation Laboratory Network (iLEAD) launched today with a mission to integrate and optimise laboratory systems to improve patient care.
More accurate aging of teeth could hold the key to identifying health-compromised children in Africa.
The Minister of Health has appointed Wits Professor Helen Rees to chair the Board of the South African Health Products Authority.
A global study of GBS, bacteria that cause stillbirth and infant death, shows that Africa has the highest incidence. Wits University is pioneering a vaccine.
Seven scholars from Wits were inaugurated into the Academy of Science of South Africa at its annual Awards Ceremony held on 11 October 2017.
Dr Nqoba Tsabedze has been appointed as Academic Head of Division Cardiology
The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology Commission on “Diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa: from clinical care to health policy”, was launched at Wits
Wits Community Dentistry with sponsorship from Aquafresh together with the Gauteng Department of Health hosted an Oral Health Day.
To address some of the challenges of tertiary education today, Wits is pioneering a student-centred adaptive learning environment called the eZone.
Professor Glenda Gray delivers the Faculty of Health Sciences’ prestigious AJ Orenstein Memorial Lecture 2017.
Professor Ames Dhai, Director of the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, presented her inaugural lecture on 6 September 2017
Dr Fasloen Adams has been appointed Head of Department for Occupational Therapy in the School of Therapeutic Sciences at Wits’ Faculty of Health Sciences.
A new study shows that energy drinks have achieved the highest recent sales volume growth in SA.
Dr Wezile Chitha Appointed as Acting Assistant Dean: Strategic Affairs
Wits clinician, Dr Avy Violari, F.C.Paed, reported a functional cure case today at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris, France.
Professor Amadi O. Ihunwo, from the School of Anatomical Sciences to Head the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa
Dr Salome Maswime was honoured as a Young Trailblazer and Achiever by President Zuma at the National Youth Day Commemoration.
Wits researchers highlight boost to patient outcomes as a result of advances in cancer treatment mangement.
Professor Lynn Morris received the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award, considered an equivalent to the Nobel Prize, on 2 June 2017.
Sydney Brenner Insitute for Molecular Bioscience Makes Breakthrough Discovery
South African medical research pioneer listed as 1 of the 100 most influential people in the world
Adjunct Professor Hendrik Lombaard has been appointed Academic Head for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Clinical Medicine.
Wits researchers have made significant inroads in understanding more about Tuberculosis, publishing a landmark study.
Faculty Symposium on TB Elimination to be held on Thursday 23 March 2017
Dr Soter Ameh, a Wits School of Public Health PhD graduate, was selected for the Bernard Lown Scholars Program at Harvard School of Public Health.
Ethics Alive 2017, a week-long programme of debates and discussions exploring issues of ethics, law and human rights in healthcare kicks off on 13 March 2017.
Doctor Olufemi Babatunde Omole was appointed Academic Head for the Division of Family Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine.
Second “Discerning Dialogue” of 2017, facilitated by Doctor Femi Otulaja.
The Faculty hosted the first prestigious “Celebrating Academic Lives of Excellence” event to honoured Emeritus Professors Kramer and Gray.
Helen Laburn Research Prize awarded Professors Andrea Fuller and Angela Woodiwiss, for their remarkable achievements in scientific research.
The School of Public Health Initiates an Annual Healthy Inequity Lecture
Professor Pravin Manga has been honoured with the status of Emeritus Professor for his outstanding contribution to the University.
Prof. Yahya E. Choonara has been appointed Academic Head for the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology in the School of Therapeutic Sciences.
Wits Distinguished Professor Chris Mathew received the National Research Foundation’s (NRF) A rating.
Leading Oral Pathologist, Professor Mario Altini passed away on Friday 10th of February 2017
Alan Richards, M.D., received the Valor in Educational Service Award at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’.
Health Sciences students at Wits undertake a dedication ceremony before their study of the human body begins.
The Human Research Ethics Committee (Medical) (HREC) first meet as an ethics committee in October 1966. This year it celebrates 50 years in existence.
More than 600 students undertook a modified Hippocratic Oath on Friday the 27th 2017.
Priceless SA have released a new report entitled “Fiscal Policies for Population Health in South Africa”.
Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience will kick off the first three-day short course on Precision Medicine in Africa, on the 19 of February 2017.
The interim task team for the MBBCh curriculum review completed their report in December.
Diabetes is emerging as a global health concern and at the helm of this wave of increased attention is a proud Witsie.
Santa paid the paediatrics surgery ward of Chris Hani Baragwaneth Hospital an early visit.
Associate Professor Tobias Chirwa has been appointed as Head: School of Public Health effective from 01 February 2017.
Professor Maria Papathanasopoulos has been appointed Assistant Dean: Research and Postgraduate Affairs in the Faculty of Health Sciences from January 2017.
Dr Mbulaheni Simon Nemutandani joins Wits as CEO of the Wits Oral Health Centre and Head of the School of Oral Health Sciences as of 1 September 2016.
Congratulations to Professor Gavin Norton, and Professor Viness Pillay who were recently honoured with the Gold Scientific Achievement Award.
New research collaboration has produced research challenging previously held views of human brain evolution.
The annual event celebrates the outstanding achievements of researchers and Research Entities in the Faculty during the previous year.