Health Sciences News

Innovation Hub applauds NWU achievers

Two technology projects recently received honours at this year’s Innovation Hub GAP awards that were held on 10 December 2020.

The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of Gauteng is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency.  It was…

Personality could be the key indicator for performance in the workplace

Prof Ankebe Kruger, counselling psychologist from the Institute of Psychology and Wellbeing in the Centre for Health and Human Performance, recently launched a research project among staff members in the Faculty of Health Sciences across all three campuses of the North-West University (NWU) to investigate participants…

NWU research entity looks into lifestyle diseases in Lokaleng village

On 28 November 2020 the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Lifestyle research entity in the Faculty of Health Sciences shared its research findings on the lifestyle of the Lokaleng village - situated only a few kilometres from the NWU’s Mahikeng Campus - with its community.

Help is needed for victims

Over the past five months there have been numerous stories in the media about victims being harassed, attacked and even murdered by their intimate partners. According to Statistics SA, the incidence of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa is five times higher than the global average.

NWU Faculty of Health Sciences recognises excellence in research and innovation

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Health Sciences hosted its first-ever Research and Innovation Awards ceremony on 18 November 2020 to recognise the efforts and achievements of its faculty members. The faculty calculated the performance of researchers according to set criteria - not only calculating the number of outputs, but also…

NWU student featured as a Next Generation of the Brave nominee

North-West University (NWU) student Tebogo Matshehle Monogo has recently been featured as a Next Generation of the Brave nominee.

The Next Generation of the Brave is a programme that encourages and supports current and aspiring health care professionals through a mentoring programme. It also aims to show appreciation for them being…

World Prematurity Day 2020 – turn awareness into action

For the past 10 years every 17 November is observed as World Prematurity Day. This day aims to highlight and raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide.

In South Africa 15% of all births, which equates to one in seven babies, are born preterm. Premature birth is the leading cause…

Researchers receive sought-after prize from ATKV

Two researchers from the North-West University (one posthumously) were awarded a prestige ATKV-SA Academy prize for an article that appeared in the South African Journal for Natural Sciences and Technology (Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie) in 2018.

Dr Christine Taljaard-Krugell and Prof Este Vorster from…

NWU researcher offers new considerations for Pharmaceutical Quality Control Labs

The impact of the international Covid-19 pandemic is severe and it remains the responsibility of all to prevent the spread of this virus.

This impact has clearly been detected in the workplace – with specific reference to the Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratory (PQCL) – where increased rates of worker absenteeism, downsizing in…

NWU nursing students teach learners about health and hygiene

Two third-year students from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Nursing were recently invited to give lessons on health and hygiene to female learners in Grade 4 to 7 at the Molema Memorial Primary School in Mahikeng.

Nomshado Ncube and Imagine Thakadu, accompanied by Boitumelo Molato, a lecturer in community nursing…