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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 […]
12th Mar 2020

Save the Date – Meeting the challenge of drug resistant tuberculosis – 3-5 April 2020

Registrations are now open for the 2019 Pulmonology Update to be held on 12-14 July 2019 at Groote Schuur Hospital.
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 […]
20th Jan 2020

Community-based intervention to identify undiagnosed TB cases

15th Jan 2020

Tuberculosis is a preventable however, still claims millions of lives every year

eNCA – 15 Jan 2020 Tuberculosis is a preventable and curable disease, however, it still claims millions of lives every year. In South Africa alone there […]
13th Jan 2020


27th Nov 2019

Health & Wellness: What is COPD? what causes it, how to treat it & how to prevent it.

CAPE TALK 567AM – 29 November 2019 – Lunch with Pippa Hudson Guest: Richard van Zyl-Smit | Professor Pippa in conversation with Associate Professor Richard Van […]
20th Nov 2019

UCT prof leads ground-breaking pollen monitoring campaign

13th Nov 2019

2019 UCT Research Annual Celebration – Research and Innovation Highlights of 2018-2019

For the latest research news, please visit our research and innovation news site or read our research magazine Umthombo. Download the PDF version
8th Nov 2019

SAMRC to honour distinguished scientists at a 50th Gala Event

SAMRC 50th GALA Event – 07 November 2019 – CSIR Convention Centre, Pretoria Cape Town | The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) will tonight honour […]
22nd Oct 2019

Hay fever and asthma hell as Cape Town pollen count hits new peak levels

CAPE TALK 567AM – 22 October 2019 12:37 PM by Qama Qukula Guest: Keertan Dheda | Professor People who suffer from hay fever allergies and asthma […]
22nd Oct 2019

Ismile Tech Report

11th Oct 2019

UCT researchers honoured by ASSAf & SAYAS

4th Oct 2019

45th Annual Research Days, UCT Department of Medicine

25th Sep 2019

Opening of Pelican Park Community Day Centre (CDC)

19th Sep 2019

UCT Lung Institute 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner  
17th Sep 2019

SAMRC strengthens response to the country’s burden of disease

10th Sep 2019

American Lung Association: Do Not Use E-Cigarettes

10th Sep 2019

Ismile Tech Report

9th Sep 2019

Exhaust fumes are slowly killing us, say experts

8th Sep 2019

Pollen deposits contributing to global warming: Professor Jonny Peter

SABC Digital News – Published on 8 Sep 2019 This year saw some of the highest recorded pollen counts in history, which had cities from Europe […]
7th Sep 2019

Impact of pollen on public health: Prof Jonny Peter

SABC Digital News – Published on 7 Sep 2019 Scientists predict that pollen counts will quadruple in the next 20 to 30 years, making life unbearable […]
6th Sep 2019

Scientist are predicting pollen counts will quadruple in the next 20 years

eNCA – 6 September 2019 Scientist are predicting pollen counts will quadruple in the next 20 to 30 years making life unbearable for those with pollen […]
6th Sep 2019

Pollen monitoring in SA

The John Maytham Show – 5 September 2019 Guest: Prof Jonny Peter Head of the Allergy unit at UCT’s Lung Institute
4th Sep 2019

Pollen counts could quadruple in SA in coming years, warns scientists
3rd Sep 2019

Cape Town’s pollen level spike cause for concern

2nd Sep 2019

Vaping – you are being lied to – but by whom?

8th Jul 2019

Visionaries – Episode 17: Professor Keertan Dheda

SABC Education Shows Published on 5 Jul 2019 Professor of Respiratory Medicine/ Director of the Lung Infection and Immunity Unit and Head of the Division of […]
8th Jul 2019

UCTLI | Mandela Day | 18 July 2019

4th Jul 2019

TB: This pee test could save your life

  By  Keertan Dheda      July 4, 2019 What if diagnosing South Africa’s deadliest disease was as simple as taking a drug store pregnancy test? That day […]
12th Jun 2019

Fujifilm, FIND Developing Urine-Based, Point-of-Care TB Test With Higher Accuracy

Jun 12, 2019  | Madeleine Johnson NEW YORK (360 Dx) – Tuberculosis infection is the most common cause of death for people living with HIV globally, but […]
4th Jun 2019

Health – World No Tobacco Day

Expresso Show Published on 4 Jun 2019 World No Tobacco Day was commemorated on the 31st of May and this year the focus is on […]
3rd Jun 2019

Qurient Announces Positive Phase 2a Data of Novel Antibiotic for the Treatment of Tuberculosis

  June 03, 2019 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time   SEONGNAM-SI, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Qurient Co. Ltd. today announced positive results from the Phase 2a EBA (early […]
3rd Jun 2019

World No Tobacco Day

3rd May 2019

Science & Tech: Gene therapy

30 April 2019 3:12 PM   Guest: Prof Jonny Peter | Head of Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UCT and Groote Schuur Hospital   […]
23rd Apr 2019

UCT Lung Institute World TB Day Events 2019

12th Apr 2019

POR TB Consortium Annual Meeting

08 – 09 April 2019 Partners from Statens Serum Institut, Aeras Africa, Ospedale San Raffaele, South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, The Aurum Institute, TASK Applied Science, […]
8th Apr 2019

The Voice – Cape Radio Station – 10h00 Express Show

Sarcoidosis THE VOICE OF THE CAPE  |  THE 10AM EXPRESS 8 April 2019 @ 10:22am Guest: Professor Keertan Dheda Position: consultant pulmonologist & specialist physician Guest: […]
15th Feb 2019

Paediatricians push for laws to prevent teen vaping

13 February 2019 A surge in vaping among American teens could turn back five decades of public health gains in reducing tobacco use.   Strong limits […]
7th Jan 2019

Three UCT researchers among the world’s most cited

18 December 2018 | Story Staff Writer. Photo ILOVEBUTTER, FIlckr  This year, three UCT researchers featured on the list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2018, which […]
5th Dec 2018

World Aids Day
27th Nov 2018

Glittering night of awards      
8th Nov 2018

Secondhand Vape Exposure May Be Risky for Asthmatic Teens

by Salynn Boyles, Contributing Writer October 29, 2018 Breathing ENDS aerosol linked to asthma attacks in study Secondhand exposure to aerosols from electronic cigarettes and other […]
1st Nov 2018

Let’s have a Mo-ment for Mo-vember!

18th Oct 2018

National pollen monitoring under threat

15 October 2018 7:52 AM The Kieno Kammies Show With pollen levels in Cape Town at an all time high in recent weeks, hay fever sufferers […]
18th Oct 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

18th Oct 2018

Some e-cigarettes may need to halt sales after latest FDA move

Oct 12 2018 16:47 Anna Edney, Bloomberg U.S. health officials dialed up their efforts to halt an epidemic of underage electronic-cigarette use, warning tobacco companies including […]
10th Oct 2018

Top prize for leading TB researcher

04 October 2018 | Story Supplied. Photos Supplied. Leading tuberculosis (TB) researcher Professor Keertan Dheda, head of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Division of Pulmonology, has been […]
3rd Oct 2018

First UCARE in Africa

    08/20/2018 We are happy to announce the successful audit of our first UCARE in Africa: The UCT Lung Institute – Allergy & Immunology Unit […]
26th Sep 2018

UCTLI celebrated Heritage Day (National Braai Day)

20th Sep 2018

Health Feature: hay fever and seasonal allergies

15 September 2018 7:12 AM Africa Melane talks to Prof Jonny Peter Head of the Allergy and Immunology unit at UCT’s Lung Institute.     […]
20th Aug 2018

Women’s Day

20th Aug 2018

Mandela Day

26th Jul 2018

Teens have safe space to talk about sex

By MARSHA LEITCH June 27, 2018   Schools from in and around Mitchell’s Plain visited the Mitchell’s Plain Health Centre in Eastridge, where they discussed teenage pregnancy, […]
26th Jul 2018

Holiday programme

By MARSHA LEITCH July 25, 2018   The City of Cape Town’s parks and recreation department hosted a three-week holiday programme for up to 400 children […]
19th Jun 2018

SA allergy medicines are based on European plants — here’s why

Sarah Wild, Business Insider SA Jun 19, 2018, 07:17 AM South Africa’s allergy tests are based on European plants. Alien plants are responsible for most allergies in […]
1st Jun 2018

Long live the lung: Meet one of SA’s leading lung doctors

Health May 2018 Twelve years ago, Richard van Zyl-Smit was named one of the very first recipients of a Discovery Foundation Academic Fellowship Award. We caught […]
1st Jun 2018

Smoking and vaping: personal choice or public health hazard?

  Health May 2018 Government recently announced that it would be amending a number of South Africa’s smoking laws. But how far should they, regulatory bodies […]
16th May 2018

Heather Zar named 2018 Woman in Science Laureate

13 November 2017 | Story Michael Morris. Photo Supplied.   Professor Heather Zar has been announced as the 2018 L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate for Africa […]
8th Feb 2018

5 Important Steps in Clinical Research

By UCT Lung Institute| February 6th, 2018|Research   There are various steps involved in clinical research to ensure safety and efficacy. Below find the 5 steps […]
30th Jan 2018

Would you like to participate in Clinical trials?

By AFSA| January 9th, 2018|Research By participating in clinical trials, you will have access to Doctors, Nurses, Dieticians resulting in additional medical check-ups, laboratory tests […]
10th Jan 2018


Woensdag 10 Januarie 2018   ‘n Mens sien al hoe meer mense wat e-sigarette rook, of vape. Is e-sigarette veiliger as gewone sigarette? Bevat dit enige […]
19th Dec 2017

New NRF A rating for Keertan Dheda

15 December 2017 | Story Nadia Krige In recognition of his excellent contributions to the field of pulmonology – with a specific focus on tuberculosis (TB) […]
19th Dec 2017

Fogarty HIV-TB training programme for UCT

 27 November 2017 | Story Supplied. Photo Supplied. The core administrative team for the Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program at UCT: Kathryn Wood, Jonny Peter, Graeme Meintjes […]
20th Nov 2017

Heather Zar named 2018 Woman in Science Laureate

13 November 2017 | Story Michael Morris. Photo Supplied. Professor Heather Zar has been announced as the 2018 L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate for Africa and […]