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.
SASOM Occupational Medicine Medal awarded to Dr Dorothy Ngajilo
The medal was awarded to the best candidate in the national Occupational Medicine examinations of the CMSA held in Durban on 18 May 2017
Farewell to outgoing and welcome to new HOD and Director of the School
The School expressed its thanks and appreciation at a function held on 25 May 2017 to Prof Mohamed Jeebhay whose term as HOD/Director ends on 30 June 2017 and welcomed Prof Landon Myer as he commences his 5-year term as HOD/Director on 1 July 2017.
A/Prof Tolu Oni to lead Global Young Academy
Tolu has been elected to jointly lead the Global Young Academy (GYA) as co-chair for 2017/18. As co-hair she will represent the GYA worldwide, engage with a range of influential leaders and organisations.
NSTF Award for emerging researchers
A/Prof John Ataguba, Health Economics Unit, was awarded the TW Kambule-NSTF Award for emerging researchers at the 19th National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-South32 Awards Gala Dinner held on 29 June 2017.



Sunday, 20 August 2017
“They must understand we are people”: Pregnancy and maternity service use among signing Deaf women in Cape Town

A recent study based in the Public Health Medicine Division is the first study of its kind from Sub-Saharan Africa and the latest from a long term project since 2004, which aims to advance access to health care for signing Deaf people and to bring their needs to the attention of the health authorities.

Publication Date:
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:00
A/Prof John Ataguba shortlisted as finalist in 2016/2017 NSTF-South32 Awards

Congratulations to John on being shortlisted as a finalist in the 2016/2017 NSTF-South32 Awards.

Publication Date:
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 09:00
Petition to the South African government to support the proposal by 12 African countries to amend the Rotterdam Convention at COP8

The School of Public Health and Family Medicine joins forces with various civil society organisations urging the South African government to uphold our national position on asbestos at the global level by promoting and supporting the proposed amendment to the Rotterdam Convention of listing chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous substance.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 14:30
MPH Health Systems Track Students - Winners of WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research Essay Competition

A group of MPH graduate students won first place in the WHO’s Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR) essay competition.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 15:15