Pain in the Back “Quite Common” in KZN - Research Finds
Just over 18% of people in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) suffer from chronic lower back pain, according to a doctoral study.
The impact of a physiotherapy electrophysical modality compared to that of conventional asthma medication was the focus of research by Dr Eniola Awolola for his PhD in Physiotherapy.
Environmental epidemiology and its contribution to providing protection against communicable diseases in Africa and beyond was the focus of doctoral research by Dr Adekunle Fakunle who graduated with a PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health.
This qualification marks a significant point in my life as it begins a process of growth in my career, opening the way to success, personal development and overall advancement...I’m truly grateful to the Lord for standing by me.
‘It’s a great achievement and I feel privileged, blessed and honoured to have reached this milestone. I intend to pursue research further and perhaps progress to a more fulfilling role in academics and beyond,’ said Dr Cecil Tafireyi, who graduated with a PhD in Health Science (Sports Science).
Effects of nano-delivery systems for highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in an animal model was the focus of research conducted by Dr Edwin Naidu (59), who was awarded a PhD in Health Sciences (Anatomy).
World-renowned cleft lip and palate (CLP) surgeon Professor Anil Madaree, who is a Chief Specialist and Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UKZN, graduated with a doctoral degree for his novel study on CLP surgical techniques on patients in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).
UKZN Research Technician Dr Melissa Ramtahal graduated with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences following a study using the farm-to-fork approach to assess salmonella contamination in an intensive poultry farm.
A study exploring broadly neutralising antibodies (bNAbs) which have potential clinical utility in HIV-1 prevention and cure strategies earned Dr Tawanda Mandizvo a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Medicine (Virology).