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COVID-19 and the school response: Looking back to learn what we can do better
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 - 10:30

Nandi Siegfried, a UCT graduate and Cathy Mathews, an Honorary Associate Professor in the School set out the evidence base that should inform best policy options.

Navigating Covid-19 Course
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 - 10:15

Dr Nisha Jacob, Senior Lecturer in the Division of Public Health Medicine, together with Professor Francois Cilliers from the Department of Health Sciences Education, with the support of various staff members put together a 2-week short course called Navigating COVID-19. 

Special COVID-19 app to screen SA’s workforce
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 - 10:15

As South Africans prepare for lockdown level 3 as of  01 June 2020, academics at  UCTs School of Public Health and Family Medicine, in collaboration with UKZN, have developed a useful screening tool that assesses whether workers are healthy enough to return to work.

A smartphone app to improve engagement in HIV care
Wed, 27 May 2020 - 15:00

With more than seven million HIV-infected citizens, South Africa has one of the largest and arguably most successful antiretroviral therapy programmes in the world.

Dr Randall Ortel leads COVID-19 related initiatives in his own community
Mon, 18 May 2020 - 13:30

Dr Randall Ortel, 3rd year Registrar in Family Medicine shares his story with the Faculty and the School, following the community-orientated primary care approach to lead COVID-19 related initiatives in his own community. 

Guidance on COVID-19 and Rational Testing
Mon, 18 May 2020 - 13:15

As cases of COVID-19 rise exponentially, pressures on the laboratories to test for COVID-19 are escalating and making it an urgent priority to have a rational approach to the use of scarce testing kits for SARS-CoV-2.

The COVID-19 Workplace Medical Passport - A joint initiative of UCT and UKZN
Fri, 15 May 2020 - 14:00

The COVID19 Workplace Medical Passport is a screening tool for workplaces that has been developed by Profs Rajen Naidoo (UKZN) and Mohamed Jeebhay (UCT) – both occupational medicine specialists, currently active at national and provincial levels in addressing workplace impacts of the epidemic.

Guidance on COVID-19 in the School Environment
Mon, 04 May 2020 - 11:45

The Task Team for the College of Public Health Medicine has released its fourth guidance document on COVID-19.

COVID-19 and Occupational Health and Safety
Mon, 04 May 2020 - 10:45

The Occupational Medicine Division has been very active on workplace issues related to COVID-19 aimed at the South African workforce in general and the health workforce in particular.

UCT to lead network on tackling mine dust
Thu, 23 Apr 2020 - 13:30

Breathing in toxic mine dust has had a devastating effect on many mineworkers and communities.

Guidance on COVID-19 and Medical Masking
Mon, 20 Apr 2020 - 15:15

The Task Team for the College of Public Health Medicine has released its third guidance document on COVID-19.

Guidance on COVID-19 and Cloth Face Masks
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 - 13:00

There is widespread pressure to call for cloth masks to be available publicly as a COVID-19 prevention strategy. 

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