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Dr Randall Ortel offers vaccine service in Manenberg
Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 09:00

Dr Randall Ortel, Family Medicine Registrar is driving a three-day programme, called the Manenberg Vaxi Taxi Vaccine Outreach, with a team from EMS and the Manenberg Health Committee from 6 to 9 December 2021.

Gestational smoking lowers child’s memory and quality of life - study
Thu, 04 Nov 2021 - 10:15

A new study by the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Environment and Occupational Health Research published in peer-reviewed journal, NeuroToxicology, found that gestational smoking lowers child’s memory and quality of life.

Ad Hominem Promotions in the School
Mon, 25 Oct 2021 - 11:30

Congratulations to Ad Hominem promotions from the School this year.

Early Career Award for Best Publication in 2020
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 - 14:15

Congratulations to Dr Stanzi le Roux, winner of the Early Career Award for the Best Publication in the Faculty of Health Sciences for 2020 (Public Health and Rehabilitation Sciences category).

Prof Mohamed Jeebhay honoured with a Fellowship of the College of Public Health Medicine (Occupational Medicine) by Colleges of Medicine of SA
Fri, 08 Oct 2021 - 15:00

Prof Mohamed Jeebhay was honoured with a Fellowship of the College of Public Health Medicine (Occupational Medicine) by peer review during the ceremony on 07 October 2021.

Heritage Day Celebration – Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Fri, 08 Oct 2021 - 13:30

The Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics celebrated Heritage Day in true style at the Division’s research site at the Gugulethu Community Health Centre.

A timely call to establish an international convention on the rights of older people
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 - 11:15

In a recent Lancet commentary paper, A/Prof John Ataguba and co-authors argue and are pushing for the establishment of a United Nations Convention on the rights for older people. 

COVID-19: Communities doing it for themselves
Tue, 07 Sep 2021 - 09:00

A long-standing collaboration between researchers in the Division of Public Health Medicine in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, and Health committees in the Cape Metro, in partnership with other community groups and health NGOs, has helped communities to take action to address the COVID-19 epidemic.

International Webinar on Conflict of Interest in Health Research
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 - 11:00

The Webinar was held on 16 August 2021 and part of a collaborative project led by the Public Heath Medicine Division involving UCT, University of Stellenbosch, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, the Cameroonian Bioethics Initiative and the American University of Beirut, was aimed at Research Ethics Committees and Science Granting Councils across sub-Saharan Africa.

Paper on reshaping the way we think about human metabolism published in the journal Science
Mon, 16 Aug 2021 - 09:00

Professors Lara Dugas and Vicki Lambert published a paper in the journal Science on reshaping the way we think about human metabolism.

HPS Division supports 20 PhD scholars in Africa and Asia conducting Health Policy Analysis research
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 - 11:00

The Health Policy and Systems Division in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine coordinates the Health Policy Analysis (HPA) Fellowship programme, a mentorship programme for PhD scholars registered in universities located in low and middle income countries (LMIC).

Raising awareness about early antenatal care
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 - 14:15

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) School of Public Health and Family Medicine (SPHFM) has started a new health promotion campaign to raise awareness about the importance of early antenatal care, focusing on various communities around Cape Town.