Medicine and Health Sciences
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South Africa’s twin malnutrition...

Many South Africans are going hungry. At the same time obesity rates are rising. This is unsurprising -... Read more ›

Physical challenge doesn’t stymie...

Liesl James always dreamed of becoming a physiotherapist. “I wanted to study physiotherapy for as long as... Read more ›

Eminent FMHS researcher earns coveted...

Two decades of eminent research has earned Professor Soraya Seedat Stellenbosch University’s coveted... Read more ›

The Faculty's Bursary and Loan Fund (FMHS Fund) serves as a source of emergency relief for students who are at risk of being excluded from the university due to their inability to pay outstanding fees. 

As the faculty celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, we are strongly promoting the culture of giving and sharing that already exists on our campus, and for which Tygermaties are known.

Please support our students in need and donate to our fund.

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Here it is! The latest edition of the Faculty Publication has arrived. Be inspired by stories of students overcoming the odds, and a photo essay of Maties’ Parasport athletes. Get a glimpse into the minds of stalwart researchers like the enigmatic Prof Soraya Seedat or the legendary Prof Paul van Helden. Learn how the new head of cardiothoracic surgery, Prof Jacques Janson, is fashioning mitral valves from jugular veins; and how Dr Martha Geiger is building communication bridges for non-verbal children. And much, much more…​

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The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences aspires to be a welcoming environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity at all times.

To this end we have selected a few individuals to serve as Equality Champions (ECs). The role of these ECs is to assist in creating 'safe spaces' on campus where students and staff can talk about their concerns, and their experiences of unjust or unfair treatment, whether real or perceived.    

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