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.
The Occupational Medicine Division recently hosted the screening of the much acclaimed documentary film ‘Dying for Gold’. The film explores the real cost of deep level gold mining in South Africa over the past century, and the legacy of occupational lung diseases such as silicosis and/or tuberculosis, death, poverty and inequality that has left its indelible mark on the Southern African continent.
A recent report in Croakey, an online independent in-depth social journalism platform for health, recently featured research from the Public Health Medicine Division in collaboration with colleagues in Australia.