Pearl Spiller, featured in TimesLive for youth day 2020

Pearl Spiller, featured in TimesLive for youth day 2020

KTU’s Head designer, Pearl Spiller, featured in TimesLive for youth day 2020. Pearl Spiller says it’s a privilege to know that her work is having an impact… 16 June 2020 | Times Live Read full article…

Working together to bring essential COVID-19 info to communities | UCT News

Working together to bring essential COVID-19 info to communities | UCT News

UCT News has featured a video interview with Professor Lara Fairall on the important work of the Knowledge Translation Unit, in partnership with WCDOH, fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. 19 May 2020 | UCT news Read full article…

ASSET Endorsement of KTU COVID-10 Material

ASSET Endorsement of KTU COVID-10 Material

A big Thank You to our research partners, Asset (Health System Strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa) for the substantial endorsement of our COVID-19 materials and resources.. 5 April 2020 | ASSET website Read full article…

UCT Lung Institute, celebrates 20th anniversary

UCT Lung Institute, celebrates 20th anniversary

Celebrating the University of Cape Town Lung Institute’s 20th anniversary 28 August 2019 | IOL Story by IOL staff writer Read full article…

UCT Lung Institute says cheers to 20 years

UCT Lung Institute says cheers to 20 years

The development of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Lung Institute and its many accomplishments over the past 20 years provide shining examples of how to address priority health issues in education, research and service. This was Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng’s message to the institute’s current and former members, as well as its strategic partners, during the official anniversary celebration. 22 August 2019 | Newsroom […]

PACK at the Quality Forum

PACK at the Quality Forum

The BMJs annual International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare (aka the “Quality Forum”), organised by BMJ and IHI, was held in Glasgow from 27th to 29th March this year. The Glasgow Quality Forums theme was “People Make Change” and was attended by over 3400 delegates from 70+ countries. PACK and the KTU team were in attendance, with our PACK Global Director, Tracy Eastman […]

New Lancet study shows that PACK (PC101) can improve access to health care and save government money

New Lancet study shows that PACK (PC101) can improve access to health care and save government money

A cost-effectiveness modelling study published in the Lancet Global Health in February 2019 shows that South Africa’s PACK programme (previously known as PC101) can improve access to care for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), save government money and is cheaper than using World Health Organization NCD guidelines. February 2019 | Read the study in Lancet Global Health 5 February 2019 | Read the article in The Conversation

PACK Brazil update 2019

PACK Brazil update 2019

An article published by the Florianópolis Municipal Health Office, Brazil, describes how the PACK Brazil Team kick start 2019 with the PACK 2019 Update. 29 January 2019 | Prefeitura de Florianópolis Read full article…

KTU hosts Alma Ata and PACK Congress

KTU hosts Alma Ata and PACK Congress

The Knowledge Translation Unit (KTU) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Lung Institute, in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health, the SA Medical Research Council (MRC), and the British Medical Journal (BMJ), hosted the Alma Ata and PACK Congress in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the World Health Organisation’s Declaration of Alma Ata. The Congress also celebrated the launch of the […]

KTU travels to Ethiopia

KTU travels to Ethiopia

Members of the KTU team travelled to Ethiopia in September to support the next phase of implementing the Ethiopian Primary Healthcare Clinical Guideline (PHCG) programme. Congratulations to the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) team on training 97 Master trainers between 16th and 24th September. This is another critical step to equip and empower primary healthcare clinicians in Ethiopia and towards achieving Health For All. […]