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.
Results of the School Language survey out!
An online survey of languages spoken in the School was conducted during Feb 2018. More than 250 staff and students responded. The results speak to the remarkable linguistic diversity across the School: 57% of respondents were staff and 43% students
President of Convocation Medal (2017) awarded to Dr Sophia Kisting Cairncross
Honorary occupational medicine specialist, Dr Sophia Kisting Cairncross, was awarded the President of Convocation Medal at the graduation ceremony held 5 April 2018.
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.



Friday, 20 July 2018
satRday Conference 2018

The Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics sponsored the 2018 satRday Conference held from 15 to 17 March 2018

Publication Date:
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 08:15
Drive to improve health and safety for global aquaculture workers

Prof Mohamed Jeebhay joins global experts on drafting global report on aquaculture health and safety.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 11:45
The privilege of being heard

Day Zero is fast approaching in Cape Town and the people of Cape Town are angry. Thania Gopal reflect that outrage is yet another form of privilege. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 13:00
Development of Registrar programme in public health medicine at WSU

Division of Public Health Medicine working with the Department of Public Health at Walter Sisulu University to support their development of a registrar programme in Public Health Medicine.

Publication Date:
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 11:30