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.
Results of the School Language survey out!
An online survey of languages spoken in the School was conducted during Feb 2018. More than 250 staff and students responded. The results speak to the remarkable linguistic diversity across the School: 57% of respondents were staff and 43% students
President of Convocation Medal (2017) awarded to Dr Sophia Kisting Cairncross
Honorary occupational medicine specialist, Dr Sophia Kisting Cairncross, was awarded the President of Convocation Medal at the graduation ceremony held 5 April 2018.
Dr Sophia Kisting-Cairncross delivers keynote address in tribute to Jock McCulloch
The Occupational Medicine Division hosted a seminar and exhibition in honour of historian, Jock McCulloch on 17 May 2018. Dr Sophia Kisting-Cairncross, honorary occupational medicine consultant in the Division delivered the keynote address.
A website and app for the Deaf
Fourth-year medical students are developing an app that they are hoping will improve the lives of deaf patients using healthcare facilities – and their understanding of common diseases.



Friday, 20 July 2018
Congratulations to A/Prof John Ataguba on renewal of SARChI research chair

SARChI research chair in “Health and Wealth in South Africa” renewed.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:45
School end-of-year event 2017

The School’s year-end function was held on 06 Dec 2017 at Jonkershuis, Constantia.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:30
Early Career Award for Best Publication in 2016

Congratulations to Lucy Cunnama, Health Economics Division

Publication Date:
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:45
Farewell to Retirees in the School

The School bid farewell to three long-standing colleagues at a special occasion to acknowledge their invaluable contributions to the School.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 14:45