UKZN’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology recently hosted a mini-symposium on the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Teenagers as part of the national Women’s Month celebrations.
The event attracted healthcare practitioners, representatives from NGOs and the KwaZulu-Natal departments of Health and Education as well as researchers.
Umdlavuza Pap Smear Drive 2018
Together with CANSA, KZN Department of Health and various stakeholders, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology successfully completed the Umdlavuza Pap Smear Drive. It aimed at creating awareness in local communities of the impact of cervical cancer and the importance of screening for early detection and diagnosis. By empowering women with the knowledge and importance of being screened, it can reduce as well as prevent the number of cervical cancer cases seen in our country. The costs associated with cancer therapies are relatively high, therefore prevention through regular screening is recommended. This drive set a new World Record by screening 2000+ women in one day at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital and received the Health MEC commendation. The drive was a great success for prioritising women’s health especially in our local communities. Subsequent to this initiative, other parts of the province initiated similar events in Umgungundlovu / Ilembe and the northern part of KZN, increasing the number of screened women well above 5000 through this initiative, over and above regular screening
The University of KwaZulu-Natal, in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health (DoH), The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) and other stakeholders, recently broke the world record for the highest number of pap smears performed in the same place in one day.
More than 2 000 women pitched up at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli hospital to be screened for cervical cancer, with 1 960 successful screenings performed on the day.
This smashed the 2012 Guinness World Record of screening 751 women in an eight-hour marathon stretch. Those screenings were done at Fortis Hospital in Mumbai, India.
UKZN’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal have teamed up with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) to promote awareness of cervical cancer and increase screening coverage next month. The University’s Professor Motshedisi Sebitloane launched the Umdlavuza Pap Smear Drive during the recent South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Congress in Durban which was themed: Advocating Equitable Access to Women’s Health.
- SASOG 2018
The 38th National Congress of the South African Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecologists 2018 took place at the Durban International Conference Centre (ICC). The congress’ theme was “Advocating Equitable Access to Women’s Health”. Members of staff were part of the congress organising committee and chaired various sessions. In addition, staff and students presented their research.
- International representation
- Prof H.M. Sebitloane
- Sebitloane, H.M. 2018. Ethical aspects of healthcare delivery in resource-restricted settings. FIGO XXII World Congress of Gynecology and obstetrics. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
- Sebitloane, H.M. 2018. Maternal Health Academic consortium. Uganda Entebbe.
- Member of FIGO – Ethical committee on ethical aspects of Human Reproduction and Women’s health – (2012-2015 / 2016-2018)
- Member of the WHISC subcommittee of ACTG/ IMPAACT (July 2010 – 2012* and 2017 – 2019**)
- Dr S.R. Ramphal
- Ramphal, S. 2018. Laparoscopic repair of urogenital fistula. ISGE/AFSGE international Congress. Yaoundè, Cameroon
- Ramphal, S. 2018. Panelist: Panel Discussion- Adnexal masses. STAR 2018 Conference – Regional Meeting of International Society of Gynaecologic Endoscopy (ISGE) with Indian Association of Gynaecological Endoscopists (IAGE). Pune, India.
- Ramphal, S. 2018. Keynote Address- Laparoscopic adnexal surgery in midtrimester of pregnancy. STAR 2018 Conference – Regional Meeting of International Society of Gynaecologic Endoscopy (ISGE) with Indian Association of Gynaecological Endoscopists (IAGE). Pune, India.
- Ramphal, S. 2018. Chairperson – 3D Laparoscopy & Robotic Surgery. STAR 2018 Conference – Regional Meeting of International Society of Gynaecologic Endoscopy (ISGE) with Indian Association of Gynaecological Endoscopists (IAGE). Pune, India.
- Ramphal, S. 2018. Laparoscopic Vecchietti Procedure for Creation of Neovagina. The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 25: S116- S117. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2018.09.339. 47th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Dr T.D. Naidoo
- Member of the International Uro-Gynae Association
- Member of the World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
- Dr W. Mphatswe
- Mphatswe, W. 2018. High Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections Among HIV Positive Women With Abnormal Pap Smears. FIGO XXII World Congress of Gynecology and obstetrics. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
- Prof D. Moodley
- Consultant to WHO – PrEP in Pregnant Women
- World Health Organization 2017. WHO Technical brief: Preventing HIV during pregnancy and breastfeeding in the context of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
- Recent achievements
O&G Annual Registrar’s Research Day 2018 – Presentation award – Dr Goldman
- FCOG Part 2
- Dr R. Rattan
- Dr T. Lipaphang
- Dr L. Makunyane
- Dr M.C.E. Ati
- Dr M. Hlabisa
- Dr V. Ramsunder
- Dr W. Shabani
- Dr S. Naicker
- Dr G.J. Birdsey
- Dr K. Naicker
- Dr S. Phinzi
- Dr C. Maistry
- Dr W. Mafolo
- M.C.E. Ati
- Dr C. Sewram
- Dr R. Mukherjee
- Dr C. Seipei
- Dr N.V. Tsibiyane
- Dr S.A. Lubelwana
- Dr T. Ngcobo
- MMed Sci
- Dr H.C. Maise
- Prof H.M. Sebitloane
- Dr N.R. Maharaj
- Dr T.D. Naidoo
- Dr IE Bhorat
- Certificate: Feto-Maternal
- Dr S. Foolchand
- Certificate: Gynae-Oncology
- Dr A. Maharaj
- Diploma: Obstetrics
- Dr T. Butiri