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.
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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, 28 September 2021
Access to safe and effective vaccines – a matter of social justice

Germany is host to a number of companies that have or are in the process of developing vaccines for COVID-19.

Publication Date:
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 10:30
Congratulations to Muzzammil Ismail

A huge congratulations to Muzzammil Ismail who was one of 20 students across the world who were named as winners in the Reimagine Challenge.

Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Feb 2021 - 10:00
UCT FHS Oath-taking ceremony 2020, congratulations to the Class of 2020

In this video, current staff and alumni reflect on the commitment students are making and their future role as health professionals.

Publication Date:
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 13:15
Pesticides affecting children’s cognitive performance in agricultural areas, says study

Children living in agricultural areas may experience headaches and reduced cognitive performance due to exposure to various pesticides in their daily lives.

Publication Date:
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 - 11:45