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Raising awareness about early antenatal care
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. Working closely with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Health and several other stakeholders, the SPHFM kicked off their antenatal care programme with a successful community engagement session in Gugulethu.
Led by Professor Landon Myer, the director and head of SPHFM, the health promotion campaign is part of a larger project within the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and investigates the causes and effects of obesity during pregnancy.