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Students play an integral role in healthcare delivery: findings from South Africahttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7483Students play an integral role in healthcare delivery: findings from South AfricaIan Couper, Julia Blitz, Susan van Schalkwyk & Jana MüllerReports from around the world show that the shortage of health professionals in public healthcare systems will be worsened by the increased demand for health services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Overpopulation, climate crisis could overwhelm ushttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7485Overpopulation, climate crisis could overwhelm usMark TomlinsonWe need to act now to avoid being overwhelmed by overpopulation and the climate crisis.
Cape Town’s community health workers saving lives during COVID-19 pandemichttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7479Cape Town’s community health workers saving lives during COVID-19 pandemicBob Mash, Zameer Brey, Charlyn Goliath & Darrin RomanCape Town’s community health workers are helping to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic by delivering medication to the houses of people in high-risk groups.
Prof Taryn Young: New head’s vision of Department of Global Healthhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7480Prof Taryn Young: New head’s vision of Department of Global HealthTyrone August“I am a firm believer in leading by example and striving for the Department to be one that fosters learning and research for impact,” says Prof Taryn Young, the newly appointed executive head of Stellenbosch University’s Department of Global Health.
Disinfection tunnels for Covid-19 have negligible benefit and are potentially dangeroushttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7474Disinfection tunnels for Covid-19 have negligible benefit and are potentially dangerousShaheen Mehtar, Shabir A Madhi & Marc MendelsonHaving communicated with a number of companies who are marketing and selling these, we have yet to get a straight answer regarding what basis they market these products on and what evidence exists on its effectiveness in preventing Covid-19 infection.
Maties expert assists COVID-19 task force to make sports events saferhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7469Maties expert assists COVID-19 task force to make sports events saferFMHS Marketing & Communication / FGGW Bemarking & KommunikasieA sports and exercise medicine expert from SU is a member of a high-level international task force that has developed a free online tool to help event organisers to assess and mitigate the COVID-19 risk during endurance sports events.
Building capacity for evidence-based healthcare and public health in sub-Saharan Africahttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7460Building capacity for evidence-based healthcare and public health in sub-Saharan AfricaMichelle GallowayCEBHA+ aims to build long-term capacity and infrastructure for evidence-based healthcare and public health in sub-Saharan Africa.
More data needed on COVID-19 infections among healthcare workers​https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7451More data needed on COVID-19 infections among healthcare workers​Angela DramowskiThere is a need for more data on COVID-19 infections among healthcare workers to track the pandemic’s impact on them.
COVID-19: Digitising ICU improves patient care while protecting healthcare staffhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7449COVID-19: Digitising ICU improves patient care while protecting healthcare staffWilma StassenAn ambitious digitisation project that will not only improve the care of seriously ill COVID-19 patients, but also reduce the risk of infection to hospital staff, is being launched at Cape Town’s Tygerberg Hospital.
Grant will make 'meaningful contribution' to the care of stroke patientshttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7438Grant will make 'meaningful contribution' to the care of stroke patientsSue SegarA R2.2 million research grant from the British National Institute for Health Research will bring Professor Quinette Louw one step closer to achieving universal health coverage for people with strokes.