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UCT rises in research rankings
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!
World Family Doctor Day 2021
The theme of this year’s World Family Doctor Day celebrated on 19 May 2021 is “Building the future with family doctors”.


Tuesday, 28 September 2021
A timely call to establish an international convention on the rights of older people

In a recent Lancet commentary paper, A/Prof John Ataguba and co-authors argue and are pushing for the establishment of a United Nations Convention on the rights for older people. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 - 11:15
COVID-19: Communities doing it for themselves

A long-standing collaboration between researchers in the Division of Public Health Medicine in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, and Health committees in the Cape Metro, in partnership with other community groups and health NGOs, has helped communities to take action to address the COVID-19 epidemic.

Publication Date:
Tue, 07 Sep 2021 - 09:00
International Webinar on Conflict of Interest in Health Research

The Webinar was held on 16 August 2021 and part of a collaborative project led by the Public Heath Medicine Division involving UCT, University of Stellenbosch, Great Lakes University of Kisumu, the Cameroonian Bioethics Initiative and the American University of Beirut, was aimed at Research Ethics Committees and Science Granting Councils across sub-Saharan Africa.

Publication Date:
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 - 11:00
Paper on reshaping the way we think about human metabolism published in Journal of Science

Professors Lara Dugas and Vicki Lambert published a paper in the Journal of Science on reshaping the way we think about human metabolism.

Publication Date:
Mon, 16 Aug 2021 - 09:00