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.



Sunday, 21 July 2019
WHO will not engage with the alcohol industry when developing alcohol policy or implementing public health measures

The World Health Organisation has recently issued an internal instruction to staff to warn them against entering into any partnership, collaboration or formal joint relationship with the Alcohol Industry.

Publication Date:
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 - 08:45
E-cigarettes: Mounting evidence shows the dangers of these new age devices

South Africa’s public health community has been gathering evidence that shows e-cigarettes are more dangerous than first thought and that their use may have widespread effects.

Publication Date:
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 - 15:00
Geoff Campbell Book Award to Dr Sandra Sutherland

Congratulations to Dr Sandra Sutherland on being awarded the Geoff Campbell Book Award.

Publication Date:
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 - 10:15
Top award to leading health economist, Emeritus Prof Di McIntyre

Emeritus Prof Di Mclntyre received the first François Diop Award for her lifetime contributions to the advancement of health economics at the African Health Economics and Policy Association Conference in March 2019.

Publication Date:
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 - 13:15