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Division of Environmental Health Awards First Rufus Swangaza Scholarship
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 11:30

The Division of Environmental Health created the Rufus Swangaza Scholarship in 2020 in commemoration of Mr Rufus Swangaza, who died prematurely and unexpectedly in 2020.

Access to safe and effective vaccines – a matter of social justice
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 10:30

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

Congratulations to Muzzammil Ismail
Mon, 08 Feb 2021 - 10:00

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

UCT FHS Oath-taking ceremony 2020, congratulations to the Class of 2020
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 13:15

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

Pesticides affecting children’s cognitive performance in agricultural areas, says study
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 - 11:45

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

Pregnancy, obesity and HIV explored in new study
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 12:00

The Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics has secured a R120 million grant from the United States (US) National Institutes of Health for a new birth cohort study to examine obesity in pregnant women living with HIV, as well as their children. 

BBC News Africa interview with Dr Itumeleng Ntatamala on burnout in health care workers
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 - 08:15

BBC News Africa live presentation on burnout in health workers - Interview with Dr Itumeleng Ntatamala and his Kenyan colleague on protecting the mental health of health workers and promoting occupational health and safety in the workplace.

UCT rises in research rankings
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 - 10:45

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!

Ad Hominem promotions in the School
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 - 12:30
Promotion to Professor



A/Prof Mary-Ann Davies (Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research)



Promotion to Associate Professor




Dr Virginia Zweigenthal (Public Health Medicine Division)




Promotion to Senior Research Officer



Dr Tamsin Phillips (Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division)



These promotions are an important recognition of each individual’s achievements in teaching, research and social engagement, as well as their contributions to the leadership and management of the University.


Well done to all of them!!


Ad Hominem promotions in the School
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 - 12:30

Congratulations to our Ad Hominem promotions from the School this year.

A/Prof Mosedi Namane selected as Lancet Commissioner
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 - 11:15

Associate Professor Sedi Namane has been selected as a Lancet commissioner on Primary Care Osteoarthritis from 2020 to 2022.

World Environmental Health Day 2020
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 - 10:00

Saturday 26 September 2020 marked World Environmental Health Day. The theme this year "Environmental Health, A Key Public Health Intervention in Disease Pandemic Prevention"