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South Africa’s twin malnutrition challenges: hunger and obesity Africa’s twin malnutrition challenges: hunger and obesityProf Xikombiso Mbhenyane & Irene LabuschagneMany South Africans are going hungry. At the same time obesity rates are rising. This is unsurprising - both are forms of malnutrition and tend to go together. The coexistence of poverty and obesity is a global phenomenon.
‘I define myself’ says ace Nitiksha‘I define myself’ says ace NitikshaLiezel EngelbrechtWhere you come from does not have to dictate where you are headed. Dr Nitiksha Wesley proved this saying by becoming the first student enrolled in the MB,ChB extended degree programme to graduate cum laude.
FMHS welcomes 357 graduates to the medical profession welcomes 357 graduates to the medical professionFMHS Marketing & Communication / FGGW Bemarking & KommunikasieMore than 350 medical and health science students graduated from Stellenbosch University (SU) this week.
Physical challenge doesn’t stymie physiotherapist challenge doesn’t stymie physiotherapistLiezel EngelbrechtLiesl James always dreamed of becoming a physiotherapist. “I wanted to study physiotherapy for as long as I can remember,” she recalls.
Eminent FMHS researcher earns coveted Chancellor’s Award FMHS researcher earns coveted Chancellor’s AwardFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & KommunikasieTwo decades of eminent research has earned Professor Soraya Seedat Stellenbosch University’s coveted Chancellor’s Award for Research.
HIV also targets the brain also targets the brainFMHS Marketing & Communication / FGGW Bemarking & KommunikasieStellenbosch University researchers have discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus directly impacts the brain in the early stages of the infection.
New TSC wants to make 'meaningful changes' TSC wants to make 'meaningful changes'Liezel EngelbrechtThe Tygerberg Student Council for 2018 wants to make meaningful changes on campus in the new year.
Quackery under fire at SU summit under fire at SU summitFMHS Marketing & Communications / FGGW Bemarking & KommunikasieThe International Summit on Quackery and Pseudoscience was recently held by the Centre for Evidence-based Healthcare and the Centre for Science and Technology Mass Communication.
Goodbye 2017...Hello 2018 2017...Hello 2018E ElsReflecting on another year, the staff at the Central Analytical Facilities are proud to have achieved several positive outcomes during 2017. Plans for new facilities also developed during 2017 ‒ paving the way for an exciting 2018.
MB,ChB curriculum undergoing major overhaul,ChB curriculum undergoing major overhaulWilma StassenThe medical programme (MB,ChB) of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) is currently being renewed with the aim of making the curriculum more pragmatic for students, and more responsive to the health needs of the population.