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.
Dr Sophia Kisting-Cairncross delivers keynote address in tribute to Jock McCulloch
The Occupational Medicine Division hosted a seminar and exhibition in honour of historian, Jock McCulloch on 17 May 2018. Dr Sophia Kisting-Cairncross, honorary occupational medicine consultant in the Division delivered the keynote address.
A website and app for the Deaf
Fourth-year medical students are developing an app that they are hoping will improve the lives of deaf patients using healthcare facilities – and their understanding of common diseases.
2018 AG Oettlé Memorial Award to Prof Jennifer Moodley
This award is in recognition of Jennifer's research excellence in the field of cancer and to acknowledge contributions to cancer control in SA and a credit to her outstanding work, including leadership of the Cancer Research Initiative.
SPH&FM mourns the death of Professor Bongani Mayosi
Prof Mayosi, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT was a dedicated clinician, passionate educator, world-renowned researcher and inspiring leader. His warmth, caring and energy inspired all who knew him. He will be missed dearly.



Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Screening of Red Zone Paramedics in Tafelsig

Red Zone Paramedics, a short documentary film about an ambulance crew working the night shift on New Year’s Eve in Mitchell's Plain screened at the Thusong Hall in Tafelsig on 11 August 2018.

Publication Date:
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 14:00
UCT CIDER/SPHFM study shows power cuts associated with 10% increased risk of hospital admissions in children

As South Africans face the threat of more load shedding, a first-of-a-kind study has revealed the cost that planned blackouts are having on the health of children.

Publication Date:
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:00
No alcohol advertising in sport Indaba

The inherent conflict of interest of alcohol sponsorship in sport was brought in sharp focus at an INDABA co-hosted by the South African Alcohol Policy Alliance (SAAPA) and the School of Public Health and Family Medicine on 27 June 2018.

Publication Date:
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 09:00
2018 AG Oettlé Memorial Award to Prof Jennifer Moodley

Professor Jennifer Moodley has been awarded the 2018 AG Oettlé Memorial Award from the Cancer Society of South African (CANSA).

Publication Date:
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 13:45