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.
Itumeleng Ntatamala, M&G top 200 young South Africans for 2019
Ituemeleng Ntatamala, Occupational Medicine Registrar was recently named in the Mail & Guardian’s prestigious list of 200 Young South African trail-blazers selected from amongst 6000 outstanding nominees under the age of 35 across South Africa.
Dr Randall Ortel, 3rd year Registrar in Family Medicine shares his story with the Faculty and the School, following the community-orientated primary care approach to lead COVID-19 related initiatives in his own community.
As cases of COVID-19 rise exponentially, pressures on the laboratories to test for COVID-19 are escalating and making it an urgent priority to have a rational approach to the use of scarce testing kits for SARS-CoV-2.
The COVID19 Workplace Medical Passport is a screening tool for workplaces that has been developed by Profs Rajen Naidoo (UKZN) and Mohamed Jeebhay (UCT) – both occupational medicine specialists, currently active at national and provincial levels in addressing workplace impacts of the epidemic.