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.
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.
CIDER made World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Research
The Collaborating Centre is based on CIDER’s longstanding contributions to WHO policy through research and innovation, including areas of health information systems, epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and analyses of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy.
Lifetime Service Award to the field of Health Policy and Systems Research to Prof Lucy Gilson
The award was presented to Lucy, one of the leading scholars of health policy analysis in low- and middle-income countries, on 10 October 2018 at the 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Liverpool, UK.



Monday, 12 November 2018
Social Solidarity, Human Rights, and Collective Action: Considerations in the Implementation of the National Health Insurance in South Africa

Researchers from the Health and Human Rights programme in the School recently published an article exploring the relevance of Social Solidarity, Human Rights, and Collective Action for the Implementation of the National Health Insurance in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 15:30
World Environmental Health Day

The International Federation of Environmental Health has declared 26 September 2018 as World Environmental Health Day. Join the challenge, commit to no use of any plastic item. #usenoplastic.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 14:00
NIOH Remembrance day to prevent workplace injuries, diseases and fatalities

The National Institute for Occupational Health held a Remembrance Day Commemoration to pay tribute to all those colleagues and acknowledge those workers that have lost their lives during the course of their duty.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 09:15
Guest Blog Post: A Student Finds Her Path By Doing An International Internship

Mayara Fontes, PhD candidate in the School, gives an account of her educational trajectory from an unsure student, to a published research author, to a student with a clear career path and a bright future in the field of international health economics. 

Publication Date:
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 09:30