FAQs

Together, helping people lead healthy lives.

For my work permit I need to be registered with a public health registering body; can PHASA provide me with a letter of registration as public health professional?

PHASA is a network of people interested in public health. We do not assess the skills of those that become a member of our organisation. Therefore we cannot provide you with a letter to support your qualifications / skills for a work permit application. 

I would like to do an internship in public health, can I do this with PHASA?

PHASA is a network of public health professionals and we do not have an office of our own. So PHASA can't offer a place for interns, but you can approach e.g. public health departments of universities, government or private institutions for a place.

Are there specific requirements (e.g. degree, work experience) for becoming a PHASA member?

No, there are no specific requirements. We welcome all public health professionals that are enthusiastic about their work and are looking for a way to gain and share information in the field.

I want to further my studies in public health. Does PHASA offer any bursaries?

Unfortunately PHASA does not offer bursaries for studying. Please contact the institution where you want to study to find out whether they offer any support.

I would like to do a Master of Public Health. Which universities offer this degree?

A lot of universities offer a MPH in South Africa. However, the specialisation tracks might differ, as well as the delivery (teaching and/or research based). So it is important to see what options there are before deciding where to apply.

I am busy with a Master of Public Health. What kind of job will I be able to get?

Public Health professionals work in very different functions at various organisations. In order to get an impression of the possibilities, have a look at the vacancies posted in the job board on the PHASA website.

My organisation has a vacancy for a public health professional. Can it be posted on the PHASA website?

Yes, we upload vacancies for free at the PHASA website. Please fill in the contact form and the format which needs to be completed will be send to you.

My organisation just published a book / is organising a conference / gives a course in the field of public health. Can it be posted on the PHASA website?

Yes, we upload public health items for free at the PHASA website. Please fill in the contact form and the format which needs to be completed will be send to you.

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