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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.
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UCT rises in research rankings
The 2021 US News & World Report Best Global Universities rankings holds UCT at 36th in public, environmental and occupational health, and 53rd in social sciences and public health. Wonderful recognition of our outstanding work!
World Family Doctor Day 2021
The theme of this year’s World Family Doctor Day celebrated on 19 May 2021 is “Building the future with family doctors”.


Saturday, 23 October 2021
Early Career Award for Best Publication in 2020

Congratulations to Dr Stanzi le Roux, winner of the Early Career Award for the Best Publication in the Faculty of Health Sciences for 2020 (Public Health and Rehabilitation Sciences category).

Publication Date:
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 - 14:15
Prof Mohamed Jeebhay honoured with a Fellowship of the College of Public Health Medicine (Occupational Medicine) by Colleges of Medicine of SA

Prof Mohamed Jeebhay was honoured with a Fellowship of the College of Public Health Medicine (Occupational Medicine) by peer review during the ceremony on 07 October 2021.

Publication Date:
Fri, 08 Oct 2021 - 15:00
Heritage Day Celebration – Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics celebrated Heritage Day in true style at the Division’s research site at the Gugulethu Community Health Centre.

Publication Date:
Fri, 08 Oct 2021 - 13:30
A timely call to establish an international convention on the rights of older people

In a recent Lancet commentary paper, A/Prof John Ataguba and co-authors argue and are pushing for the establishment of a United Nations Convention on the rights for older people. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 - 11:15