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Monday, 12 April 2021
Lessons from a Pandemic: Division of Public Health Medicine

Team work. Collaboration. Learning and adapting. Building resilience. And showing vulnerability. These are some of the key lessons emerging from public health experts working at the cutting edge of the pandemic in the Division of Public Health Medicine, led by Professor Leslie London. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 - 08:45
Florence Phelanyane presents at AIDS 2020 Virtual Conference

Florence Phelanyane, an MPH student on the Epidemiology and Biostatistics track presented elements of her MPH project at the AIDS 2020 Virtual Conference which took place from 06 to 10 July 2020.

Publication Date:
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 - 08:30
A small team, with a large footprint, plays major role in South African workplace health and safety in the midst of COVID-19

“COVID-19 has forced us to delve deep into our inner resources to appreciate our common humanity and use our skills and creativity to act with unreserved solidarity and compassion in facing the challenges in our workplaces and broader community,” says Prof Mohamed Jeebhay, Head of the Division of Occupational Medicine.

Publication Date:
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 - 14:30
CMSA Press Release on Public Transport

CMSA Press Release Clear evidence for restrictions on public transport exists.

Publication Date:
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 - 10:00