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Journal Article of the Month
Young South Africans, especially women, are at high risk of HIV. We evaluated the effects of PREPARE, a multi-component, school-based HIV prevention intervention to delay sexual debut, increase condom use and decrease intimate partner violence (IPV...
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Saturday, 22 October 2016

University of Cape Town’s Prof Crick Lund receives award for continuous and pioneering research efforts

Publication Date:
Monday, July 4, 2016 - 13:15

Eugene Lee Davids, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the Adolescent Health Research Unit (AHRU) in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is one of 10 young scientists from across South Africa to be elected a member of SAYAS in 2016.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 18:30

Last year for the first time, organisations from across the Western Cape came together to pool their efforts in raising awareness for mental health care during World Mental Health Month (October). Spearheaded by the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH), this year’s collaboration brings together mental health organisations from across the entire country.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 13:00

36 transferred psychiatric patients from Life Healthcare Esidimeni are deceased. The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health expresses concern over the recent deaths and the DOH's response. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 12:45