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Tygerberg International will be hosting 2 events in 2024 covering topics related to health.​



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Tygerberg International Forum 2024​​: 
Partnerships and Collaboration for Health and Equity 

Partnerships and Collaboration for Health and Equity will bring together existing and potential partners of Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) for 5 days of purposeful presentations on research and projects conducted within international partnerships, capacity strengthening activities achieved through collaboration and networking.  

The goal of this International Forum is to increase the impact that our partnerships have on education, research, and service for all of us.  

For additional information, please contact Dr Dilshad Tung at

​Date: Monday 4 -  Friday 8 November 2024
Venue: Biomedical Research Institute (BMRI), Tygerberg Campus​, FMHS, Cape Town​
Time: Full day sessions​​
Registration: TBC



Africa Day
Supporting a Healthy Africa: An Interdisciplinary Approach​

This is our 10th annual Africa Day at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences ( FMHS). Africa Day is observed annually to commemorate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which was created on 25 May 1963. This day also celebrates Africa's strong cultural identity and common heritage. This year, the event will include presenters who bring an interdisciplinary perspective to a range of health-related topics.​ 


2023 Programme

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SU-CUGH Global Health Conference

The SU-CUGH Global Health Conference: Catalysing Global Health Innovations for Sustainable Development is being hosted by the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences (FMHS) at Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa, in partnership with Consortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH) in the United States of America. The conference will include an international audience and participants, while highlighting the work and research of network partners, institutions, scholars, and practitioners from the African region and across the globe. 
​Date: 22 October – 23 October 2022 Virtual
           28 October – 30 October 20​22 Stellenbosch, South Africa

​​ 2022 Programme​​

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Women’s Day ( SA): Integrating Health and Business​

Virtual Webinar 

Women’s Day is celebrated on 9 August every year in South Africa. This day commemorates 9 August, 1956, when women of all races marched on the Union Buildings of Pretoria. Over 20 000 women attended the march to protest against the Urban Areas Act of 1950 amendments. This year, the FMHS celebrates Women’s Day with its second annual Spotlight Series event to highlight the efforts, wins, and challenges present in contemporary women’s issues, especially as they relate to the field of health. The event will focus on women who are leading a range of ventures that integrate health and business. ​​

​Date: Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Time: 10:00 – 12:00​
2022 Programme​

Bergen Summer Research School

Digital PhD Research School 

Theme: Understanding and addressing inequality, Sustainability, social justice and hope 

Date: June 7 - 17, 2022
Time and Registration details: Website​​
More information: Poster

​Africa Day: Technology and Innovations Advancing Health in Africa​

Virtual Webinar 

Africa Day is observed annually to commemorate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which was created on 25 May 1963. This day also celebrates Africa's strong cultural identity and common heritage. This year, the Tygerberg International Office (TIO) centres the conversation​ around progress in health initiatives with the theme Technology and Innovations Advancing Health in Africa.

2022 Programme​

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Time: 10:00 – 12:00

​​​World Health Day: Youth Reimagining the Future of Health

Virtual Webinar 

World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year since 1948, and sponsored by the World Health Organization and other related organizations. This year we are joining in on the celebrations with a virtual event that shines a light on youth who are making their m​ark on the future of health across Africa.

2022 Programme

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Africa Day

TI​ and FMHS have been marking Africa Day with celebrations and events for the last seven years. 2021's theme was Deepening Networks and Collaboration for Vaccine Equity in Africa.

2021 Programme
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Women's Day

The 2021 Women's day programme theme was Advancing Opportunities in Women's Health & Education

2021 Programme
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