The PHASA 2015 conference opening ceremony welcome positioned the MDG’s and SDG’s, and included a panel discussion on challenges and successes in service delivery, training and public health research in KwaZulu-Natal.
The public health community of South Africa will meet at the 11th PHASA conference from 7-9 October 2015 in Durban.
SABINA (Southern African Biochemistry and Informatics for Natural Products) is a vibrant and diverse network of researchers focusing on Natural Products. With the understanding that natural products play a significant role in alleviating the interlinked issues of food security, health and nutrition, particularly in developing countries, SABINA proactively implements post-graduate chemistry, biochemistry and bioinformatics programmes to address these issues.
South Africa has a wealthy supply of plants. With about 25 000 known species found here, this country is third only to Brazil and Indonesia as far as biodiversity is concerned. Most people are unaware that a significant percentage of the active ingredients used in modern medicine originated from plants. The goal of my research team (myself and my postgraduate students) is to scientifically explore and test South Africa’s indigenous plants and see which of them could possibly provide chemical compounds that could be of benefit to all mankind.
The Symposium will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 30 September to 3 October 2014.
An opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure to a research environment.
The Right2Know campaign is offering 4 internships. Responsibilities would e.g. include drafting research reports and advocacy material, media monitoring and updating of website and social media.
Report on the symposium that was held on 24 January 2013 to celebrate the new Wits School of Public Health building.
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