Is evidence used for policy?
This was the provocative question driving a panel discussion sponsored by TDR at the recent Global Evidence Summit held in Cape Town. The response is encouraging, showing growing use of evidence, but highlighting the need for more tools and guidance...
TDR news, 11 October 2017, read more
Why developing countries must improve primary care
IN POOR countries people are living longer and healthier lives than ever. Since 2000 child mortality has fallen by almost half. The rate of new HIV/AIDS infections has dropped by 40%. About 7m deaths from malaria have been prevented...
The Economist, 24 August 2017, read more
Kit to help children’s hospital
The health care system for younger children in the province is expected to improve as a new diagnostic practice has been established.
People's Post | Claremont | Rondebosch, 18 April 2017, read more
Primary healthcare bible piloted in Brazil
Primary healthcare practitioners call it their bible. You’ll find a well-thumbed copy of the Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK) in clinics all over South Africa. Developed over the past 16 years by UCT’s Knowledge Translation Unit (KTU) at the Lung Institute, the comprehensive clinical management tool has become indispensable to front-line nurses and doctors. It’s now being piloted in Brazil.
UCT Daily news archives, 29 March 2017, read more
Nurses are helping South Africa overcome a medical emergency.
They're being given greater powers to treat patients because there is a shortage of doctors.
Al Jazeera, 12 March 2017
Learning to read from the same script
Nurse Elsie Visser has spent her working life feeling as if she is wading through treacle. Patients at her clinic in Worcester would have to see a number of doctors to be diagnosed, their treatment changing every time a different doctor handled them...
Sunday Times, 22 January 2017, read more