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.
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.
CIDER made World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Research
The Collaborating Centre is based on CIDER’s longstanding contributions to WHO policy through research and innovation, including areas of health information systems, epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and analyses of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy.
The Occupational Medicine Division and the Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research in the School contributed towards the scientific documentation and advocacy under the banner of ICOH and IOHA.
Centre for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology & Research (CIDER) in the School of Public Health & Family Medicine has been made the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Research.
Researchers from the Health and Human Rights programme in the School recently published an article exploring the relevance of Social Solidarity, Human Rights, and Collective Action for the Implementation of the National Health Insurance in South Africa.