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Dying for Gold Documentary and Justice for Miners Campaign
Mon, 20 May 2019 - 12:45

The Occupational Medicine Division recently hosted the screening of the much acclaimed documentary film ‘Dying for Gold’. The film explores the real cost of deep level gold mining in South Africa over the past century, and the legacy of occupational lung diseases such as silicosis and/or tuberculosis, death, poverty and inequality that has left its indelible mark on the Southern African continent.

Assessing the health impacts of transnational corporations
Fri, 17 May 2019 - 13:45

A recent report in Croakey, an online independent in-depth social journalism platform for health, recently featured research from the Public Health Medicine Division in collaboration with colleagues in Australia.

Pesticide Poisoning Prevention: Environmental Health Division Develops Educational Flip Chart
Tue, 07 May 2019 - 12:30

Professor Hanna-Andrea Rother handed over the prototype of a flip chart developed by her Street Pesticide project to the City of Cape Town on 03 May 2019.

Epidemiology & Biostatistics Division donate nappies to new moms at GSH
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 - 15:00

The Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics recently donated over 100 packs of new born nappies to the Neonatal Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital for moms in need.

WHO will not engage with the alcohol industry when developing alcohol policy or implementing public health measures
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 - 08:45

The World Health Organisation has recently issued an internal instruction to staff to warn them against entering into any partnership, collaboration or formal joint relationship with the Alcohol Industry.

E-cigarettes: Mounting evidence shows the dangers of these new age devices
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 - 15:00

South Africa’s public health community has been gathering evidence that shows e-cigarettes are more dangerous than first thought and that their use may have widespread effects.

Geoff Campbell Book Award to Dr Sandra Sutherland
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 - 10:15

Congratulations to Dr Sandra Sutherland on being awarded the Geoff Campbell Book Award.

Top award to leading health economist, Emeritus Prof Di McIntyre
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 - 13:15

Emeritus Prof Di Mclntyre received the first François Diop Award for her lifetime contributions to the advancement of health economics at the African Health Economics and Policy Association Conference in March 2019.

The Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics presents “Introduction to R” Workshops
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 - 08:15

The first of three "Introduction to R" workshops led by the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics started in the second week of March 2019.

Service Excellence Awards to Dr Mosedi Namane & Juanita Arendse
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 - 09:00

Dr Sedi Namane and Juanita Arendse received Bronze Awards at the Annual Premier's Service Excellence Awards on 05 Dec 2018.

UCT CIDER/SPHFM study shows power cuts associated with 10% increased risk of hospital admissions in children
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 - 08:30

As South Africans face the threat of more load shedding, a first-of-a-kind study has revealed the cost that planned blackouts are having on the health of children.

Health economist promoting African voices
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 10:30

Assoc Prof John Ataguba is the only African representative on the Global Future Council on Health and Healthcare.

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