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Occupational and Environmental Health


The Discipline of Occupational and Environmental Health (DOEH) 
is an academic discipline in the School of Nursing and Public Health, 
College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal. We offer 
sought-after Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctoral programmes 
in Occupational and Environmental Health. These are designed to ensure
your success both locally and internationally.

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Latest News
New Development Medical Officer for Occupational and Environmental...
Dr Pheliwe Mazula-Kironde joins UKZN as the new Development Medical Officer.
DoEH trains Warwick Junction informal traders
DOEH Conducted an Occupational Health and Safety Training for the Safer Warwick Project called Phephanathi. The Department conducted the training following an invitation by Asiye eTafuleni, an NGO working with the informal traders at Warwick Junction.
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Did you know?

DOEH started as a Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health and was granted a Department status in 2007.

Professor Nceba Gqaleni was the first Director of COEH, the forerunner of  the DOEH

In 2008 Professor Rajen Naidoo was appointed Chief Specialist/Head of Department of Occupational and Environmental Health.

More than 200 students have graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health since the programme started


In 2009 Dr Poovy Reddy became the first PhD graduate of the Department.


In 2010 Dr Nadira Govender passed her College of Medicine Exams and became the first specialist in Occupational Medicine produced by the DOEH.


The traditional medicine laboratory headed by Professor Nceba Gqaleni is the only laboratory of its kind in the KwaZulu-Natal Province.

Globally UKZN is one of only three South African universities in the top 500 Universities in the world.

UKZN is the third most productive University in terms of its research production.

The University employs over 5000 staff members.

UKZN has been home to many successful sportsman over the years, Tommy Bedford a former Springbok Rugby player, Enver Mall the CEO of the KwaZulu-Natal rugby Union, Shaun Pollock & Jonty Rhodes South African Cricketers.

Some high profile businessmen studied at UKZN, Sol Kerzner the developer of Lost city & more, Stephen Saad the CEO & founder of Aspen Pharmacare Holdings, Guy Brazier the regional leader of Deloitte & Alan Olivier the CEO of Grindrod Group.

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