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Guide to resources for students and staff of the School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand

Welcome to the Public Health Subject Guide

Welcome. This guide will help you find resources which will help you succeed in your studies and research. We hope this will help you find your way to specialised information and learning tools. There are links to core books, journals, databases, and websites in the field of public health. 

Please refer to other medical guides for additional help.

Click on the tabs at the top of the page to navigate around the guide.

Hot off the press: News about e-resources

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Africa Global Health

WHO definition of health :

" Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity".

Are you interested in Africa Global Health? A series of 3 short modules which provide an interesting overview about Global Health research is available. To join send an email to