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.
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Virtual Research Poster Event 2020
Virtual Research Poster Event Launches Thur 26 November 2020 ~ Theme: "Researching Public Health". The Poster Event will be asynchronous to allow maximum engagement.
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!


Saturday, 23 January 2021
UCT FHS Oath-taking ceremony 2020, congratulations to the Class of 2020

In this video, current staff and alumni reflect on the commitment students are making and their future role as health professionals.

Publication Date:
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 13:15
Pesticides affecting children’s cognitive performance in agricultural areas, says study

Children living in agricultural areas may experience headaches and reduced cognitive performance due to exposure to various pesticides in their daily lives.

Publication Date:
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 - 11:45
Pregnancy, obesity and HIV explored in new study

The Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics has secured a R120 million grant from the United States (US) National Institutes of Health for a new birth cohort study to examine obesity in pregnant women living with HIV, as well as their children. 

Publication Date:
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 12:00
BBC News Africa interview with Dr Itumeleng Ntatamala on burnout in health care workers

BBC News Africa live presentation on burnout in health workers - Interview with Dr Itumeleng Ntatamala and his Kenyan colleague on protecting the mental health of health workers and promoting occupational health and safety in the workplace.

Publication Date:
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 - 08:15