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Prof Kairinos aims to create the best Plastic and Reconstructive surgery unit on the continenthttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9290Prof Kairinos aims to create the best Plastic and Reconstructive surgery unit on the continentFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Jackie Pienaar-BrinkThe expression on a patient’s face when you have finally done something for them that they thought was impossible, is perhaps the most satisfying part of his job.
Sport science wants to make a difference to humanity, says new department headhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9249Sport science wants to make a difference to humanity, says new department headFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Tyrone AugustIn 1936, the German physician Ernst Jokl joined Stellenbosch University and established the first department of physical education in South Africa.
Three FMHS researcher-clinicians benefit from Discovery Awardshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9245Three FMHS researcher-clinicians benefit from Discovery AwardsFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Sue SegarThree clinicians and researchers from SU's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences have received prestigious Discovery Foundation Awards for their work ranging from reproductive health to gynaecological oncology and rural mental health.
SA’s first robot-assisted total hysterectomies performed at Tygerberg Hospitalhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9237SA’s first robot-assisted total hysterectomies performed at Tygerberg HospitalFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Ilse BigalkeThe first robot-assisted total hysterectomy in South Africa was recently performed successfully by a team of surgical specialists from Tygerberg Hospital and Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS).
Suicide rates didn’t increase during pandemichttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9234Suicide rates didn’t increase during pandemicCorporate Communication & Marketing / Korporatiewe Kommunikasie & Bemarking [Alec Basson]Many people anticipated a dramatic increase in suicide rates following the outbreak of Covid-19. But in fact, this has not been the case and most of the research published in academic journals points to either no change or a decrease in rates of suicide.
Pioneering study of TB in rhinos aids Kruger Park’s conservation effortshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9231Pioneering study of TB in rhinos aids Kruger Park’s conservation effortsFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Ilse BigalkeThe largest study ever to be conducted on a free-ranging population of rhinoceros, revealed that about one in every seven rhinos in the Kruger National Park (KNP) had evidence that they had been infected with Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis).
Covid-19 greatly increases risk of complications and death for pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africahttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9225Covid-19 greatly increases risk of complications and death for pregnant women in sub-Saharan AfricaAdapted media statement by University of PittsburghPregnant women who are hospitalised with Covid-19 in sub-Saharan Africa are dying at a rate far greater than pregnant people without Covid-19 and non-pregnant people with Covid-19, according to a new multicenter study encompassing six African countries.
South Africa’s hunger problem is turning into a major health crisishttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9222South Africa’s hunger problem is turning into a major health crisisThe Conversation - Irene Labuschagne*One in ten South Africans go hungry every day. As a result malnutrition levels are high. Malnutrition has three simultaneous dimensions: undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies and over-nutrition.
LEGO grant helps research enrich parenting in the digital agehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9216LEGO grant helps research enrich parenting in the digital ageFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & Kommunikasie – Sue SegarSU is to benefit from part of an £11 million grant from the LEGO Foundation for international research aimed at developing free parenting support throughout the world which could be a game changer in parenting.
National Child Protection Week: SA’s children deserve betterhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9207National Child Protection Week: SA’s children deserve betterCorporate Communication & Marketing / Korporatiewe Kommunikasie & BemarkingIn celebration of National Child Protection Week (29 May - 5 June), experts at Stellenbosch University argue in opinion pieces for the media that we need more than just policies, legislation and campaigns to protect South Africa’s children.