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UCT FHS Oath-taking ceremony 2020, congratulations to the Class of 2020
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 13:15

In this video, current staff and alumni reflect on the commitment students are making and their future role as health professionals.

Pesticides affecting children’s cognitive performance in agricultural areas, says study
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 - 11:45

Children living in agricultural areas may experience headaches and reduced cognitive performance due to exposure to various pesticides in their daily lives.

Pregnancy, obesity and HIV explored in new study
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 12:00

The Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics has secured a R120 million grant from the United States (US) National Institutes of Health for a new birth cohort study to examine obesity in pregnant women living with HIV, as well as their children. 

BBC News Africa interview with Dr Itumeleng Ntatamala on burnout in health care workers
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 - 08:15

BBC News Africa live presentation on burnout in health workers - Interview with Dr Itumeleng Ntatamala and his Kenyan colleague on protecting the mental health of health workers and promoting occupational health and safety in the workplace.

UCT rises in research rankings
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 - 10:45

The 2021 US News & World Report Best Global Universities rankings holds UCT at 36th in public, environmental and occupational health, and 53rd in social sciences and public health. Wonderful recognition of our outstanding work!

Ad Hominem promotions in the School
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 - 12:30
Promotion to Professor



A/Prof Mary-Ann Davies (Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research)



Promotion to Associate Professor




Dr Virginia Zweigenthal (Public Health Medicine Division)




Promotion to Senior Research Officer



Dr Tamsin Phillips (Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division)



These promotions are an important recognition of each individual’s achievements in teaching, research and social engagement, as well as their contributions to the leadership and management of the University.


Well done to all of them!!


Ad Hominem promotions in the School
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 - 12:30

Congratulations to our Ad Hominem promotions from the School this year.

A/Prof Mosedi Namane selected as Lancet Commissioner
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 - 11:15

Associate Professor Sedi Namane has been selected as a Lancet commissioner on Primary Care Osteoarthritis from 2020 to 2022.

World Environmental Health Day 2020
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 - 10:00

Saturday 26 September 2020 marked World Environmental Health Day. The theme this year "Environmental Health, A Key Public Health Intervention in Disease Pandemic Prevention"

Children, pests and poisons: A toxic layering
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 - 09:15

Why are more and more children in Cape Town’s informal settlements being accidentally poisoned by illegal pesticides?

Lessons from a Pandemic: Division of Public Health Medicine
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 - 08:45

Team work. Collaboration. Learning and adapting. Building resilience. And showing vulnerability. These are some of the key lessons emerging from public health experts working at the cutting edge of the pandemic in the Division of Public Health Medicine, led by Professor Leslie London. 

Florence Phelanyane presents at AIDS 2020 Virtual Conference
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 - 08:30

Florence Phelanyane, an MPH student on the Epidemiology and Biostatistics track presented elements of her MPH project at the AIDS 2020 Virtual Conference which took place from 06 to 10 July 2020.