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Injection with cheaper drug could help against diabetic eye disease with cheaper drug could help against diabetic eye disease
From being a till packer to becoming a doctor being a till packer to becoming a doctor
Forward? Forward! Forward... exhibition opens at SU Forward! Forward... exhibition opens at SU
The echoes of historical wounding are heard at SU conference echoes of historical wounding are heard at SU conference



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MGD Annual General Meeting Annual General Meeting2018-09-26T17:00:00Z
2018 Social Impact Symposium Social Impact Symposium2018-09-12T06:30:00Z
Information session for registration for Amended Matric Certificate 2018/2019 session for registration for Amended Matric Certificate 2018/20192018-08-11T08:00:00Z



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Latest InitiativesView all Initiatives​​​​ leadership in society​​​Writing articles in popular meaning in order to influence public opinion, particularly as far as ethical matters are concerned. In the course of 2018, the following articles have appeared: 1. “Ons gewete: Huldeblyk aan Sampie Terreblanche", Die Burger, 19 February 2018, p.11, also in: Beeld, 19 February 2018, p. 5. [Our conscience: obituary of Sampie Terreblance];  2. “Ons wag op die kaptein" (Ramaphosa eerste 100 dae), Beeld, 26 May 2018. [We wait on the captain]. pp. 16-17;  3. “Rugby se eindfluitjie?", Beeld & Netwerk 24, 28 June 2018, p. 21;  4. “Is decolonisation a legitimate and appropriate value in the research enterprise?", ARESA Newsletter, vol. 8, no. 1, July 2018, pp. 6-7;  5. “Helde: Madiba is dood en sal nie opstaan nie", Netwerk 24, 19 July 2018. [Heroes: Madiba is dead and will not rise];  6. “Jou held nie my held nie" onderhoud met Willemien Brümmer, Die Burger, 25 July 2018, p. 11. [Your hero not my hero] [Ook op Netwerk 24 onder opskrif: “Afrikaners moet nou nuwe helde kies"];  7. "Morele inbors geld China, maar óók SA", Beeld, 28 July 2018. [Moral fibre expected from China, but also SA];  8. "Afriforum moet hom nóú aan gronddebat onttrek", onderhoud met Willemien Brümmer, Netwerk 24, 22 Augustus 2018. [Afriform must withdraw from land debate now];  9. “Erger as 'n nagmerrie", Beeld, 25 September 2018, p. 13. [Worse than a nightmare];  10."Nene: Ons is nog nie in 'n morele paradys nie", Interview with Willemien Brümmer about resignation of Nhlanlha Nene as Minister of Finance. Netwerk 24, 11 October 2018.1012 doors to future possibilities​​​​​To provide an opportunity for high school learners from disadvantaged communities to visit the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, specifically the Division of Medical Physiology and facilities within the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Many young people from disadvantaged communities do not have adequate resources to visit tertiary educational facilities and do not always know what their future career possibilities are. Furthermore, the transition from a school environment to a tertiary educational institution for learners can be intimidating and may be reflected in poor performance as a result of unique challenges faced within a tertiary educational institution. This initiative will allow us to become more active citizens ​by engaging with our local communities and by bringing learners to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and specifically the Division of Medical Physiology, to inform them about the research and show them what happens in Medical Physiology research laboratories, and other facilities within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. We will also provide learners with literature regarding possible career paths and a list of bursaries available to students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences​. Learners will also be provided an opportunity to be informed on health topics which have relevance to everyday life by attending the Physiology mini-symposium. In this way they can interact with undergraduate students, who would likely be role models to the learners in that they represent what they might would like to achieve later on, after secondary school. We would also like to ensure that learners leave with new knowledge and insight, which they can apply in their lives. Furthermore, we acknowledge that many learners lack food security and need energy to remain focussed and to develop healthy minds and bodies, therefore we will provide learners with a meal during their visit. We would like this project to eventually help bridge the educational, cultural, social, health and economic divide that exists within our communities by targeting the youth who will eventually be the change-agents in their local communities, South Africa and the world at large. We hope that by opening the doors of the Division of Medical Physiology and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, we will be able to open up future possibilities for these young learners, which will uplift them, their communities, South Africa and the world at large.1000 lifestyle rehabilitation for non-communicable disease in a low-resource setting: a feasibility and proof-of-concept randomized clinical trial​South Africa and other Low-to-Middle Income (LMIC) countries are facing evolving health care needs from predominantly communicable to non-communicable diseases (NCD). This is recently acknowledged by both the Western Cape Department of Health (road to wellness 2030) as well as the World Health Organisation (#REHAB2030). The rapid rise in NCDs and lack of management thereof, is predicted to impede poverty reduction initiatives in low-income countries. The complex management of these health care needs requires a patient-centred approach. In a high-income setting, rehabilitation is a well-established evidence-based treatment modality for NCD yet this model is unlikely translated into a low-resource, public health care, sector. Hence, there is a dearth of robust evidence and knowledge about how to (cost) effectively deliver patient-centred rehabilitation for NCDs within a low-resource setting. The aim of this study is to i) test the feasibility and key characteristics of a minimalistic patient-centred rehabilitation intervention that is designed specifically for the low-resource setting and ii) Inform the research methodology and study design for a full scale randomized clinical trial on the effectiveness of patient-centred rehabilitation for NCD in a low-resource setting.1023

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