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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. 

Guidance on COVID-19 and Public Transport
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 - 14:15

A Task Team of the College of Public Health Medicine has developed a rapid evidence-based guidance document for reducing risks for COVID-19 transmission in Public Transport.

Benchmarking visit for postgraduate occupational health course at Univ of Botswana
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 - 09:30

The Occupational Medicine Division hosted Dr Tiny Masupe, Assistant Program Director Public Health Medicine and Senior Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine & Public Health at the University of Botswana.

Western Cape Burden of Disease Rapid Review Launch
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 - 15:15

The Western Cape Burden of Disease Rapid Review was launched by the MEC for Health recently. Several staff in the School were involved in writing the report.

Update on the Global Coronavirus Epidemic
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 - 08:30

The School hosted a Special Seminar on the Global Coronavirus Epidemic on Friday 07 February 2020.

Meet the Researchers without Borders
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 - 09:00

Eight PhD candidates from across sub-Saharan Africa have been selected to participate in the inaugural Researchers without Borders programme. Of these students, two are in the Public Health Medicine Division, one in Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division, one in Health Economics Division and one an ex MPH student.

Four doctoral students in the School graduated on 12 December 2019
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 - 12:15

Congratulations to Kirsty Brittain, Hussein Mwanga, Bey-Marrie Schmidt and Nicola Foster on graduating with their PhDs on Thursday 12 December 2019.

UCT shines at L’Oréal-UNESCO sub-Saharan Africa
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 - 07:45

Mweete Nglazi, PhD candidate in the Division of Health Economics, one of two UCT researchers were selected as recipients of the 2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talents Awards.

Farewell to Derek Hellenberg and Gonda Perez
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 - 09:00

The School hosted a Special Tea on 29 November 2019 to bid farewell to two longstanding colleagues who retire at the end of 2019.

UCT Faculty of Health Sciences comments on 2019 NHI Bill
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 - 15:30

The UCT Faculty of Health Sciences submitted comments on the 2019 National Health Insurance Bill on 29 November 2019.

UCT a Global Leader in HIV Research
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 - 09:30

A new report shows UCT as the leading research institution in the world in the field of HIV. 

Division of Environmental Health sheds light on health risks associated with pesticides in Khayelitsha, Site B
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 - 10:30

MPH student, Maxine Brassell, from the Division of Environmental Health was given the opportunity to share the health risks associated with pesticides at the City of Cape Town Chemical Safety Mini Launch on 15 November 2019.