Media releases



First quarter


Injectable birth control may raise HIV infection risk by 40%
08 January 2018
The intramuscular injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, or DMPA, may raise the risk for HIV infection by 40% in women, according to research published recently in Endocrine Reviews. Research indicates alternative contraception methods may help protect women.


Imbizo brings together African students with world’s leading computational neuroscientists
04 January 2018
The University of Cape Town (UCT), together with the University College London (UCL) and the University of Oxford, will host a prestigious summer school in January 2018 to help develop computational neuroscience in Africa.


Surgical patients are twice as likely to die in Africa – UCT study
04 January 2018
When compared to the global average, one in five surgical patients in Africa, who are generally young and fit, will develop complications, and 2% will die following surgery. This mortality rate is twice the global average for surgical mortality, which is 1%.