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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Want to change the world? The UCT Masters in Public Health degree provides world-class training in different fields of public health.
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”.


Friday, 21 January 2022
Dr Randall Ortel offers vaccine service in Manenberg

Dr Randall Ortel, Family Medicine Registrar is driving a three-day programme, called the Manenberg Vaxi Taxi Vaccine Outreach, with a team from EMS and the Manenberg Health Committee from 6 to 9 December 2021.

Publication Date:
Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 09:00
Gestational smoking lowers child’s memory and quality of life - study

A new study by the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Environment and Occupational Health Research published in peer-reviewed journal, NeuroToxicology, found that gestational smoking lowers child’s memory and quality of life.

Publication Date:
Thu, 04 Nov 2021 - 10:15
Ad Hominem Promotions in the School

Congratulations to Ad Hominem promotions from the School this year.

Publication Date:
Mon, 25 Oct 2021 - 11:30
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