Welcome to the School of Public Health and Family Medicine
The School of Public Health and Family Medicine is a strong multidisciplinary department in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town.
Dr Sophia Kisting-Cairncross delivers keynote address in tribute to Jock McCulloch
The Occupational Medicine Division hosted a seminar and exhibition in honour of historian, Jock McCulloch on 17 May 2018. Dr Sophia Kisting-Cairncross, honorary occupational medicine consultant in the Division delivered the keynote address.
A website and app for the Deaf
Fourth-year medical students are developing an app that they are hoping will improve the lives of deaf patients using healthcare facilities – and their understanding of common diseases.
2018 AG Oettlé Memorial Award to Prof Jennifer Moodley
This award is in recognition of Jennifer's research excellence in the field of cancer and to acknowledge contributions to cancer control in SA and a credit to her outstanding work, including leadership of the Cancer Research Initiative.
SPH&FM mourns the death of Professor Bongani Mayosi
Prof Mayosi, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT was a dedicated clinician, passionate educator, world-renowned researcher and inspiring leader. His warmth, caring and energy inspired all who knew him. He will be missed dearly.



Friday, 21 September 2018
NIOH Remembrance day to prevent workplace injuries, diseases and fatalities

The National Institute for Occupational Health held a Remembrance Day Commemoration to pay tribute to all those colleagues and acknowledge those workers that have lost their lives during the course of their duty.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 09:15
Guest Blog Post: A Student Finds Her Path By Doing An International Internship

Mayara Fontes, PhD candidate in the School, gives an account of her educational trajectory from an unsure student, to a published research author, to a student with a clear career path and a bright future in the field of international health economics. 

Publication Date:
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 09:30
A properly implemented NHI can help bridge divides in a fractured country

What is the NHI and what does it have in common with land expropriation? Both have the potential to build social solidarity across race, gender and class. Structural mechanisms of redistribution are vital to ensure we move beyond the ideals of transformation, towards a society that really does benefit everyone who lives in it.

Publication Date:
Monday, September 3, 2018 - 09:30
Will NHI and Medical Schemes Amendment Bills offer appropriate response to healthcare crisis?

The publication of the NHI and Medical Schemes Amendment Bills in June this year is an indication of the political importance being attached to health issues as we move towards the 2019 elections.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 08:45