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.
New SARChI Chair in Global Environmental Health, A/Prof Aqiel Dalvie
UCT and the Swiss Tropical Institute/University of Basel launched a historic South African-Swiss (ZA-CH) Bilateral Research Chair in the Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research (CEOHR) of the School on 3 June 2015
Six doctoral students from the School at June graduation
Dr Shahieda Adams, Edwin Barasa, Zoe Duby, Anna Grimsrud, Petal Petersen and Dr Virginia Zweigenthal graduated with their PhDs on 11 June 2015. There are currently 40 students in the PhD programme of the School
Dr Tolu Oni selected as a Next Einstein Forum fellow for 2015
As a recent recipient of this prestigious award, Tolu will join academics, policymakers, former Nobel laureates, United Nations officials, politicians, civil society members and journalists at the first forum in Senegal in March 2016
UCT Collaborative Educational Practice Award to A/Prof Andrea Rother
Andrea Rother, group leader for the Post Graduate Diploma in Pesticide Risk Management (DPRM), along with collaborators Gregory Doyle and Shanali Govender received the award in 2014


Saturday, 1 August 2015

The first paper in the Lancet Series was led by Dr Jill Olivier from the Health Policy and Systems Division 

Publication Date:
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 08:30

The Awards Committee announced its decision on the three categories of Teaching Awards made available by the Faculty in 2015.  The categories are:  The Early Career Teaching Award;  The Dean’s Award for Expertise in Health Sciences Education and The Scholarship in Health Sciences Education Award

Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 11:00

Assoc Professor Hanna-Andrea Rother, based in the Centre for Environmental and Occupational Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences, led a group that received the award for developing a highly successful postgraduate diploma in pesticide risk management.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 10:00

The opportunity to engage with a captive and diverse audience interested in tackling issues of health inequity is what motivated Dr Tolullah Oni, a senior lecturer in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, to apply for a Next Einstein Forum (NEF) fellowship.

Publication Date:
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 11:45