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. […]

China visits KTU

China visits KTU

9-11 October 2018 The KTU hosted a delegation from China on 9-11 October. Professor Chi, Director of the Department of General Practice at Peking University Health Sciences Centre and Peking University First Hospital, has been in discussion with the BMJ and KTU about localising, implementing and evaluating PACK for China’s primary care system. As the Chinese National Health Commission has authorised a PACK research pilot […]

KTU presents at the Global Evidence Summit, 2017

KTU presents at the Global Evidence Summit, 2017

The KTU were delighted to present a number of posters and presentations at 2017 Global Evidence Summit, held at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town. One of the KTU Content Developers, Ajibola Awotiwon, was invited to join a lively panel discussion looking at how evidence is used for policy. 11 October 2017 | TDR Read full article…

KTU hosts PACK Open Day

KTU hosts PACK Open Day

The Lung Institute’s Knowledge Translation Unit (KTU) will hold an open day on 12 September to showcase their Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK), the work it supports and the people involved. It will be held in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health. 8 September 2017 | Newsroom Story by Helen Swingler Read full article…

Children’s Hospital Trust funds the development of PACK Child

Children’s Hospital Trust funds the development of PACK Child

The funding opportunity from the Children’s Hospital Trust for the development of PACK Child was reported in the People’s Post, Claremont/Rondebosch. 18 April 2017 | People’s Post, Claremont/Rondebosch Story by Nomzamo Yuku Read full article…

Primary healthcare bible piloted in Brazil

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. In a nutshell, the […]

Al Jazeera clip shows PACK empowering nurses

Al Jazeera clip shows PACK empowering nurses

12 March 2017 | Al Jazeera Report by Tania Page Watch video…

Sunday Times reports how PACK’s team approach helps to standardise care

Sunday Times reports how PACK’s team approach helps to standardise care

An article in the Sunday Times describes how the PACK’s integrated, standardised approach helps to empower nurses and facilitate work within clinical teams, resulting in better care for patients. 22 January 2017 | Sunday Times Story by Hayley Grammer Read full article…

PACK features in the Economist

PACK features in the Economist

An article in The Economist shows how PACK is responding to the changing burden of disease. 22 January 2017 | The Economist Read full article…