About 75% of people living with mental illness in low- and middle-income countries do not receive any treatment at all – but they will be the focus of a special awareness-raising run by university leaders to commemorate World Mental Health Day.
Deputy Dean of Research Prof Tania Douglas and Head of Dermatology Prof Nonhlanhla Khumalo have been awarded prestigious South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chairs in their respective fields, Biomedical Engineering and Innovation and Dermatology and Toxicology.
The delivery of Africa’s first full-body high-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, on Valentine’s Day 14 February 2015, at the new Cape Universities Body Imaging Centre site (CUBIC-UCT) on the premises of Groote Schuur Hospital, can best be described as the product of a labour of love.
Death by administration: an important category of patient mortality. A letter to the editor of the South African Medical Journal...
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), suicide is the second most common cause of death in teenagers and young adults between 10 and 24 years. According to WHO, around a million people commit suicide each year, and it is predicted that by 2020 this figure will rise to 1.53 million.
With 94+ patients dead and more displaced, the Health Ombudsman calls for justice. The release of the Health Ombudsman, Professor Makgoba’s, report into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of mentally ill patients in the Gauteng province has triggered an outcry.
The scope of the Esidimeni tragedy and the depth of the sadness that it has caused is immeasurable. How do we lose 94 lives so flippantly, so negligently and in such a cruel manner? When students at the University of Cape Town raise awareness of mental health issues, this is the reality that they are pointing to
Dr Sean Baumann’s stirring cantata Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair comes to the Baxter for a limited season this February.
UCT’s Dr Hetta Gouse will tackle much-needed research and neuropsychological testing for vocational drivers, thanks to a prestigious Emerging Global Leader Award from the Fogarty Institute for Innovation in the US.
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.
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.
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.