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Special COVID-19 app to screen SA’s workforce
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 - 10:15

As South Africans prepare for lockdown level 3 as of  01 June 2020, academics at  UCTs School of Public Health and Family Medicine, in collaboration with UKZN, have developed a useful screening tool that assesses whether workers are healthy enough to return to work.

A smartphone app to improve engagement in HIV care
Wed, 27 May 2020 - 15:00

With more than seven million HIV-infected citizens, South Africa has one of the largest and arguably most successful antiretroviral therapy programmes in the world.

Dr Randall Ortel leads COVID-19 related initiatives in his own community
Mon, 18 May 2020 - 13:30

Dr Randall Ortel, 3rd year Registrar in Family Medicine shares his story with the Faculty and the School, following the community-orientated primary care approach to lead COVID-19 related initiatives in his own community. 

Guidance on COVID-19 and Rational Testing
Mon, 18 May 2020 - 13:15

As cases of COVID-19 rise exponentially, pressures on the laboratories to test for COVID-19 are escalating and making it an urgent priority to have a rational approach to the use of scarce testing kits for SARS-CoV-2.

The COVID-19 Workplace Medical Passport - A joint initiative of UCT and UKZN
Fri, 15 May 2020 - 14:00

The COVID19 Workplace Medical Passport is a screening tool for workplaces that has been developed by Profs Rajen Naidoo (UKZN) and Mohamed Jeebhay (UCT) – both occupational medicine specialists, currently active at national and provincial levels in addressing workplace impacts of the epidemic.

Guidance on COVID-19 in the School Environment
Mon, 04 May 2020 - 11:45

The Task Team for the College of Public Health Medicine has released its fourth guidance document on COVID-19.

COVID-19 and Occupational Health and Safety
Mon, 04 May 2020 - 10:45

The Occupational Medicine Division has been very active on workplace issues related to COVID-19 aimed at the South African workforce in general and the health workforce in particular.

UCT to lead network on tackling mine dust
Thu, 23 Apr 2020 - 13:30

Breathing in toxic mine dust has had a devastating effect on many mineworkers and communities.

Guidance on COVID-19 and Medical Masking
Mon, 20 Apr 2020 - 15:15

The Task Team for the College of Public Health Medicine has released its third guidance document on COVID-19.

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.