Four doctoral students in the School graduated in December 2023

16 Jan 2024
PhD graduation_Dec 2023
16 Jan 2024

Congratulations to Juanita Arendse (Public Health Medicine Division), Thulani Masilela (Health Policy and Systems Division), Wendy Nefdt (Public Health Medicine Division) and Meg Osler (Public Health Medicine Division) who graduated with their PhDs on Thursday 14 December  2023 at UCT.

Juanita’s thesis title: “An Assessment of the integration of Palliative Care in the Health System of the Cape Metro District of South Africa”

Thulani’s thesis title: “How and why are different forms of evidence used in policy-making in the South African health sector? A case study of the National Core Standards and the Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV policies

Wendy’s thesis title: “The role of social capital and networks in the integration and implementation of health and human rights programmes amongst civil society organizations in Cape Town South Africa

Meg’s thesis title: “Assessing the effectiveness of the ART programme in the Western Cape Province of South Africa through triangulation of context-appropriate population level routine monitoring and surveillance systems

This is a wonderful achievement.  Well done to all of them!

These achievements attest to the growing strength and popularity of the School’s doctoral programme, which has 90 students pursuing their research in the various fields of public health.

A special thank you to Assoc. Prof Lucia Knight (Programme Convenor) and Mrs Latiefa Adams (Programme Administrator) for running this programme in the School and to all the supervisors in the various divisions of the School and beyond for their academic contributions and mentorship of these students.