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Tolullah Oni

Tolullah Oni

Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town

Tolu Oni is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town. As a Public Health Medical Specialist and Urban Epidemiologist, she is a passionate advocate of health equity and health in all policies. Her research aims to contribute significantly to existing knowledge on the changing patterns of disease and implications for health and wellbeing of the population in the context of urbanization.

As a member and previous co-Chair of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), she works actively to encourage public engagement to translate research findings into policy and practice. She serves on the Academy of Science of South Africa Standing Committee on Science for the Reduction of Poverty; and recently co-organised the 2nd SAYAS symposium on Science and Society in Africa, themed: Fact, Fiction and Media: re-imagining science engagement and its impact (http://fact-fiction-media-science.tumblr.com/). She strives to actively promote a coordinated approach to engagement with other scientific and societal communities, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and the Global South to identify creative strategies to address complex population health and broader societal challenges. She is a Next Einstein Forum Fellow (http://nef.org/nef-fellows/), and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Health and Healthcare. She was selected as an inaugural Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies Iso Lomso Fellow; and aims to promote science and research as key drivers of development in Africa.

Bongani Mayosi: South Africa's giant of cardiology and a powerful mentor

Aug 01, 2018 14:33 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

South Africas medical fraternity is mourning the death of renowned academic and cardiologist Professor Bongani Mayosi. Mayosi, who was the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, was...

How scientists can help make the sustainable development goals a reality

Aug 29, 2017 14:01 pm UTC| Science

The United Nations set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for countries to reach by 2030. Achieving them requires political will and investment, but also policies that are informed by evidence. This is where academics...

Science must grow young advocates if it wants to connect with the real world

Jan 18, 2017 02:53 am UTC| Science

Science needs more academic hybrids: scientists who buck the stereotype of working in silos. This way of thinking must be broken if the narrative around the reality of sciences role in improving society for future...

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VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on changing the pension age, women in parliament and the au pair saga

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