Meet Salome Maswime, the trailblazing woman appointed as UCT’s new head of Global Surgery

2020-01-24 10:01

Associate Professor Salome Maswime is a dreamer who is reimagining patient-centred healthcare.

The death rate for mothers having C-sections is 50 times higher in Africa – but all is not lost

2019-03-29 13:16

Maternal mortality is much higher in Africa, but all is not lost. Here's where the problem lies and how a group of over 1000 clinician investigators, who span over 30 African countries, are working tirelessly to improve surgical outcomes in Africa.

What more boy births could reveal about South Africa’s health status

2016-11-21 11:43

Our statistical analysis found that as the sex ratio at birth went up -- that is, more males were born -- so did life expectancy in a strongly related manner.

SA maternal mortality almost doubles

2013-07-09 12:26

South Africa is an upper middle-income country that is achieving low-income country success when it comes to maternal health.


#WithoutMom: This ad crushed us ahead of Mother’s Day – now is the time to fight for moms

2019-05-10 14:39

The Rockefeller Foundation released a video ahead of Mother’s Day that got us right in the feels. But it also shed light on the fact that we lose so many moms, every day, simply because we don't have the interventions in place to prevent the very many things that can go wrong in pregnancy and childbirth.

The Caesarian section rates in African countries

2017-04-20 17:08

While women in certain first-world countries are able to select C-sections for any reason, those in many African countries are unable to access what could be a life-saving service.

World Blood Donor Day – highlighting the issue

2014-06-09 14:54

World Blood Donor Day is an annual event that is jointly sponsored by the World Health Organisation.

Home birth tragedy

2012-02-01 14:21

Outspoken advocate for home birth dies after birthing complications.

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