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ADDRESSING PRIORITY HEALTH ISSUES THROUGH EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND SERVICE

Six units committed to ...

education, research and service

The UCT Lung Institute


The Institute is located on the campus of the Faculty of Health Sciences. It provides clinical services and conducts research in the fields of respiratory medicine, tuberculosis, allergy, occupational medicine and dermatology. Special emphases in research are epidemiology, allergy diagnostics, lung physiology, clinical pharmacology, evaluation of novel treatments and community-based interventions for improving disease management and improving health. In association with various departments of the University, it provides training for students in the health professions and collaborates broadly with training and research institutions elsewhere in South Africa and abroad. The public is served by educational and health promotional activities, and by several unique clinical and community services.


The Real Pollen Count

Our six units of excellence

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Allergy & Immunology
Unit


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Centre for Child & Adolescent
Lung Health


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Centre for TB Research
Innovation


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Knowledge Translation
Unit


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Lung Clinical Research
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Latest news

16th Mar 2020

Coronavirus disease: COVID-19

WCDOH COVID-19 General Advice Leaflet (English)Download the PDF version WCDOH COVID-19 General Advice Leaflet (isiXhosa)Download the PDF version WCDOH COVID-19 General Advice Leaflet (Afrikaans)Download the PDF […]
4th Mar 2020

Thousands die from flu every year in SA – how does the common flu virus compare to the new coronavirus?

Zakiyah Ebrahim | Health24 |  04 Mar 2020, 11:08 Since January 2020, the outbreak of the virus which causes Covid-19, has had the world in a […]
22nd Feb 2020

#CoronavirusOutbreak: This is a healthcare worker’s best defence against TB. Here’s why it might run out.

By Aisha Abdool Karim    –   February 21, 2020     Masks used by South African doctors and nurses are also being used to fend off the […]
21st Feb 2020

South Africa could face TB mask shortage because of coronavirus outbreak

11:33 21/02/2020 Aisha Abdool Karim A shortage of medical masks used to protect healthcare workers in South Africa against TB could run out in the next […]
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