In Africa 14.5% of children under the age of 16 are suffering from the effects of violence – both collective and interpersonal violence – resulting in long-term trauma. In the Western Cape the prevalence is 17%, with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affecting 8% of under-16s and generalised anxiety disorder affecting 11%.
Director Designate from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, Professor Faizel Ismail, recently delivered a lecture at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS): Founders’ Day Lecture Series; the event was held on 26 March 2019.
The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance is pleased to announce the appointment of Advocate Vusi Pikoli and Dr Ian Goldman as new Adjunct Professors; they are joined by Dr Maria Phalime, Dr Shanil Haricharan and David Schmidt in their appointments as adjunct senior lecturers.
The Cape Universities Body Imaging Centre (CUBIC) launched its Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Core Research Facility on Wednesday, 13 November, bolstering capacity in cutting-edge research on tuberculosis (TB), oncology, neurocognitive disorders, cardiovascular and other diseases.
Congratulations to Professor Ernesta Meintjes (University of Cape Town), Andre van der Kouwe (Massachusetts General Hospital) and Dr Barbara Laughton (Stellenbosch University), who were awarded an R01 grant for their research project on HIV-infected children.
In this historic meeting, the SA-CMR scientific sessions will run in parallel with those of SA Heart, the Pan African Society of Cardiology, Africa PCR and the African Heart Network, in what promises to be an exciting festival of science and networking.
Dr Tessa Kotze has been appointed as the Director of the PET-CT Suite starting Tuesday, 1 October 2019. Dr Kotze previously headed the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital. She will be joined by Senior Radiographer, Ms Shereen Bejai, who has a vast experience in the field of Nuclear Imaging and Ms Zintle Mdiza, Nuclear Medicine Radiographer.
The PET-CT project is one significant step closer to completion. Sunday, 15th September 2019 marked the commencement of the installation of the PET-CT Siemens Biograph mCT 64 flow. The scheduled completion of this ambitious project has been set for Friday, 25th October 2019.