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.
Join the Master of Public Health Programme
Want to change the world? The UCT Masters in Public Health degree provides world-class training in different fields of public health.
UCT rises in research rankings
The 2021 US News & World Report Best Global Universities rankings holds UCT at 36th in public, environmental and occupational health, and 53rd in social sciences and public health. Wonderful recognition of our outstanding work!
World Family Doctor Day 2021
The theme of this year’s World Family Doctor Day celebrated on 19 May 2021 is “Building the future with family doctors”.


Tuesday, 7 December 2021
Paper on reshaping the way we think about human metabolism published in the journal Science

Professors Lara Dugas and Vicki Lambert published a paper in the journal Science on reshaping the way we think about human metabolism.

Publication Date:
Mon, 16 Aug 2021 - 09:00
HPS Division supports 20 PhD scholars in Africa and Asia conducting Health Policy Analysis research

The Health Policy and Systems Division in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine coordinates the Health Policy Analysis (HPA) Fellowship programme, a mentorship programme for PhD scholars registered in universities located in low and middle income countries (LMIC).

Publication Date:
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 - 11:00
Raising awareness about early antenatal care

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) School of Public Health and Family Medicine (SPHFM) has started a new health promotion campaign to raise awareness about the importance of early antenatal care, focusing on various communities around Cape Town. 

Publication Date:
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 - 14:15
Congratulations Dr Itumeleng Ntatamala

Congratulations to Dr Itumeleng Ntatamala on receiving the Silver Award in the category of “Inspirational Support Employee” in the Western Cape Government (Health) Service Excellence Awards for 2020 held on 02 June 2021.

Publication Date:
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 - 14:30