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Saturday, 15 May 2021
Poster Awards: 2020 Virtual Research Poster Event

The School of Public Health and Family Medicine is pleased to announce the winners of the Poster Awards for its 2020 Virtual Research Event.

Publication Date:
Mon, 03 May 2021 - 11:30
After 10 Years, the Postgraduate Diploma in Pesticide Risk Management Onsite Teaching Goes Online!

Twenty new students from various African countries successfully navigated two-weeks of teaching on Zoom from 22 February to 5 March 2021!

Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 10:30
Division of Environmental Health Awards First Rufus Swangaza Scholarship

The Division of Environmental Health created the Rufus Swangaza Scholarship in 2020 in commemoration of Mr Rufus Swangaza, who died prematurely and unexpectedly in 2020.

Publication Date:
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 11:30
Access to safe and effective vaccines – a matter of social justice

Germany is host to a number of companies that have or are in the process of developing vaccines for COVID-19.

Publication Date:
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 10:30