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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 Journal of Science
Mon, 16 Aug 2021 - 09:00

Professors Lara Dugas and Vicki Lambert published a paper in the Journal of 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. 

Congratulations Dr Itumeleng Ntatamala
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 - 14:30

Congratulations to Dr Itumeleng Ntatamala on receiving the Silver Award in the category of “Inspirational Support Employee” in the Western Cape Government (Health) Service Excellence Awards for 2020 held on 02 June 2021.

UCT Researcher awarded AXA Research Chair
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 - 12:15

Lara Dugas, an Honorary Professor in Human Biology at the University of Cape Town, has been awarded a prestigious AXA Research Chair, titled The AXA Research Chair in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Epidemiology. 

Statement regarding claims made against Professor Leslie London in the School of Public Health & Family Medicine, related to the River Club development in Cape Town
Mon, 24 May 2021 - 12:30

On 15 May, an email was circulated widely regarding Professor Leslie London’s activities with the Observatory Civic Association (OCA) related to the highly contentious proposed River Club development.

World Family Doctor Day 2021
Wed, 19 May 2021 - 09:30

The theme of this year’s World Family Doctor Day celebrated on 19 May 2021 is “Building the future with family doctors”.

Poster Awards: 2020 Virtual Research Poster Event
Mon, 03 May 2021 - 11:30

The School of Public Health and Family Medicine is pleased to announce the winners of the Poster Awards for its 2020 Virtual Research Event.

After 10 Years, the Postgraduate Diploma in Pesticide Risk Management Onsite Teaching Goes Online!
Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 10:30

Twenty new students from various African countries successfully navigated two-weeks of teaching on Zoom from 22 February to 5 March 2021!