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Estimates of children and adolescents with disabilities worldwide are needed to inform global intervention under the disability-inclusive provisions of the Sustainable Development Goals. Here the authors sought to update the most widely reported...
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Our Departmental Newsletter makes it possible for everyone to share useful information and experiences, and highlight particular contributions in and around our large department.


Wednesday, 5 August 2020
Lukoye Atwoli appointed Dean at Aga Khan Univeristy

Prof Lukoye has been appointed by Aga Khan University as Dean of Medical College, East Africa. His tenure will begin on 1st August 2020.

Publication Date:
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 - 07:30
The Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry supports International Tourette Awareness Day

Prof Petrus de Vries from the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at UCT, joined the ‘Kwela’ team on television for an awareness-raising programme about tics and Tourette’s.

Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Jun 2020 - 13:15
Passing of Lynn Gillis

Prof Dan Stein, current Head of Department, pays tribute to Prof Lynn Gillis, founding Head of the Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health at UCT, after his recent passing.

Publication Date:
Thu, 28 May 2020 - 08:00
COVID-19: An international perspective

The Royal College of Psychiatrists presented a webinar entitled 'COVID-19: International Perspectives'. There were talks from Africa, Hong Kong and India. The webinar was recorded and is now available. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 15 May 2020 - 12:00