From audits to action: UP data is saving moms and babies
UP researchers have been working with the South African government to collect data on mother, newborn and child deaths across the country since 1997. Now all this data is being put to good use as the Research Centre for Maternal, Fetal, Newborn and Child Health Care designs and implements interventions to save lives and improve the quality of care in South African hospitals and clinics.
How giraffes keep it cool
The African landscape would be incomplete without the majestic silhouette of the giraffe to adorn the savannah sunset tableau. Researchers at the Centre for Veterinary Wildlife Studies at the University of Pretoria (UP), have found benefits to this iconic animal’s unique shape that go beyond aesthetics to ensuring their survival on the arid African plains.
Indigenous bacteria gives maize crops a helping hand
A local bacteria that grows around plant roots could help SA farmers save money by improving maize yields and reducing crop water stress. According to researchers at the University of Pretoria’s (UPs) Department of Plant and Soil Science, this environmentally-friendly agricultural solution is almost ready for commercial use.