Medicine and Health Sciences
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Older people at risk for malnutrition

Worldwide, October 1st is commemorated as the Day for Older Persons. The day aims to celebrate the... Read more ›

Getting closer to understanding the link...

South Africa is one of 10 countries globally where more than 70% of the population has suffered from a... Read more ›

Taking concussion injuries seriously

Concussion injuries in sport are common, and a new unit at Stellenbosch University will focus on... 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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