18 February 2015
Volume: 3
Issue: 4
Mr Ugochukwu Offor.

Study Explores Plant Extract’s Potential Effect on HIV-Treatment Drug Nevirapine

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Honours research conducted by UKZN student Mr Ugochukwu Offor on rats has shown that adjuvant treatment with the antioxidant plant extract, ‘kolaviron’, reduces the poisonous effect of nevirapine on the animal model.

Ms Anushka Ajith and her supervisor, Professor Anita Naicker.

UKZN Lecturer Earns Top Honours at Malaysian Conference

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UKZN Lecturer, Ms Anushka Ajith, won first prize of R5 000 for a poster presentation of her doctoral research on hypertension in pregnant women at the Malaysian Society of Hypertension’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

Professor Mahmoud Soliman engages School of Health Sciences staff in an open forum.

Successful Dean’s Forum at School of Health Sciences

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The Office of the Dean of Health Sciences held the first of a series of open forums scheduled for 2015 as part of the recently implemented multifaceted communication strategy in the College of Health Sciences (CHS).

Professor Sam Ross.

UKZN Remembers Pioneer of Community Obstetrics

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University staff and students recently gathered at a memorial service at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine to bid a final farewell to beloved academic and pioneer of community Obstetrics, Professor Sam Ross (83), who passed away peacefully following a prolonged illness.

First-year Medical students familiarised with local clinics and hospitals on their way to visit Pholela Community Health Centre as part of the orientation programme.

Sensitising First-Year Medical Students to Community-Oriented Primary Care

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UKZN is serious about training doctors to serve both urban and rural communities in line with the national Department of Health’s (DoH) primary health care re-engineering programme.

Dr Ziska Fields engaging with students during Orientation.

School of Management, Information Technology and Governance Postgraduate Students Empowered

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Management and Entrepreneurship honours students were given a glimpse of the academic journey ahead of them during a recent orientation gathering held at the Westville campus.

From left: Mr Jeremy Beukes, Ms Farnaaz Shaikjee and Ms Cheryl Crowie.

Accounting Postgraduate Orientation Day

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Accounting postgraduate students were given a holistic view of what to expect and what will be expected of them at an academic level this year.