• SOPH Academic Programme

    Popular in South Africa and other African countries for its flexible, modular, part-time design and growing array of distance learning materials.

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  • WHO Collaborating Centre

    SOPH is designated as a WHO Collaboriating Centre for Research and Training in Human Resource for Health Development

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  • SARCHI Chairs

    We hosts two SARChi chairs in Health Systems, Complexity and Social Change; and Health Systems Governance.

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  • Annual Summer and Winter Schools

    Probably the largest continuing education programmes in Public Health in Africa, which has trained over 12000 participants since 1992.

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  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

    Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

    The PGD in Public Health aims to provide graduates with an overview of Public Health, with an emphasis on health sector transformation, district health services, and Primary Health Care: Prioritise health needs at population level; Design, implement and evaluate Public Health programmes.

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  • Masters in Public Health (coursework, mini-thesis)

    Masters in Public Health (coursework, mini-thesis)

    The Programme is designed for a range of health and welfare professionals and managers from middle to senior level, at district, provincial or national levels, staff of NGO’s and academic research contexts.

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  • Masters in Public Health (full thesis)

    Masters in Public Health (full thesis)

    The Programme is designed for a range of health and welfare professionals and managers from middle to senior level, at district, provincial or national levels, staff of NGO’s and academic research contexts.

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  • PhD in Public Health

    PhD in Public Health

    Currently offered by thesis only, which implies a very large research project, either written up in a full thesis, or in a format of manuscripts with a beginning and ending sections forming part of the whole thesis. This work should contribute new and original knowledge to your chosen field.

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  • Winter School / Summer School

    Winter School / Summer School

    Exposes health and health-related workers to the latest thinking in Public Health and enables them to exchange ideas on improved planning and implementation of Primary Health Care in the changing environment of the developing world.

Latest Publications

  • Analysis of dropout across the continuum of maternal health care in Tanzania: findings from a cross-sectional household survey. Health Policy and Planning. March 2017. DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czx005

  • Change management in an environment of ongoing primary health care system reform: A case study of Australian primary health care services. International Journal of Health Planning and Management · March 2017. DOI: 10.1002/hpm.2413

  • Independent and interactive effects of HIV infection, clinical stage and other comorbidities on survival of children treated for severely malnourished in rural South Africa: A retrospective multi-cohort study. South African journal of child health 11(1):46 · March 2017. DOI: 10.7196/SAJCH.2017.v11i1.1202

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Republic of South Africa

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