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.
Remembering Nene
Events were held on 04 Sept 2019 to remember Nene and to join together and rise against sexual and gender-based violence.
Health Policy and Systems Division Statement on Xenophobic Attacks
An African can not be a foreigner in Africa
Oliver Tambo Fellowship Programme celebrates 25 years
The Oliver Tambo Fellowship (OTF) Programme celebrated 25 years of contributing to capacity development of health management and leadership in the health sector at a function on 17 November 2019.
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Want to change the world? The UCT Masters in Public Health degree provides world-class training in different fields of public health.



Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Navigating Covid-19 Course

Dr Nisha Jacob, Senior Lecturer in the Division of Public Health Medicine, together with Professor Francois Cilliers from the Department of Health Sciences Education, with the support of various staff members put together a 2-week short course called Navigating COVID-19. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 - 10:15
Special COVID-19 app to screen SA’s workforce

As South Africans prepare for lockdown level 3 as of  01 June 2020, academics at  UCTs School of Public Health and Family Medicine, in collaboration with UKZN, have developed a useful screening tool that assesses whether workers are healthy enough to return to work.

Publication Date:
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 - 10:15
A smartphone app to improve engagement in HIV care

With more than seven million HIV-infected citizens, South Africa has one of the largest and arguably most successful antiretroviral therapy programmes in the world.

Publication Date:
Wed, 27 May 2020 - 15:00
Dr Randall Ortel leads COVID-19 related initiatives in his own community

Dr Randall Ortel, 3rd year Registrar in Family Medicine shares his story with the Faculty and the School, following the community-orientated primary care approach to lead COVID-19 related initiatives in his own community. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 18 May 2020 - 13:30