Faculties News - Health Sciences
Faculty News - Health Sciences
Minister appoints two NWU experts
A national honour recently bestowed two experts of the North-West University (NWU). Prof Jeanetta du Plessis and Prof Richard Gordon, both from the Centre of Excellence in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacen), were appointed as members of the National Health Research Committee.
NWU researchers receive significant funding to tackle huge threat in Africa
A portfolio of clinical research programmes are set to launch on South African soil with the potential to enhance the scientific understanding of what is expected to become the most common cause of death in South Africa - non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Researchers studying cardiovascular diseases and it’s risk factors at the North-West University (NWU) just received significant funding to help alleviate this huge African risk.
NWU calls on breast feeding mothers to help save premmies
World Prematurity Day is celebrated annually on 17 November as a worldwide event to create awareness about prematurity. One in every 10 babies arrive early - before 37 weeks of pregnancy is completed. According to Prof Welma Lubbe, a researcher and academic at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Nursing Science, one of the most effective interventions to deal with prematurity is human milk banking.
Nursing celebrates a half-century
It´s not every day that a School turns 50 years old. Not only 50 years of existence, but 50 years of providing quality education. These were the words of the North-West University´s (NWU´s) vice-chancellor, Prof Dan Kgwadi, at the School of Nursing´s half-century celebration event.
NWU helps to fight malnutrition
A study of nutrition in infants in South Africa, of which preliminary findings were presented today at the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference, has found that children that consumed a lipid-based nutrient supplement, experienced better growth and development, and significantly improved iron levels.
Study shows significant improvement in child and maternal survival
According to a new scientific study of which Prof Alta Schutte, a researcher from the North-West University (NWU), was part of, expanded health coverage, greater access to family planning, and fewer deaths of newborns and children under the age of five are among several health improvements contributing to progress toward achieving the United Nations´ Sustainable Development Goals.