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PredART trial co-led by Graeme Meintjes shows prednisone safe and effective for preventing TB-IRIS

• South Africa's Ubuntu Social Responsibility Award 2017 goes to Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation

World first - international centre for research into African fungal infections to open in 2017, by University of Aberdeen and IDM, UCT (AFGrica Unit)

• Prestigious new Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa for IDM, UCT, to be led by Robert Wilkinson (CIDRI-Africa)


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The Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine was established in 2004 as a trans-faculty postgraduate research institute based within the University of Cape Town, South Africa. It is physically and administratively located within the Faculty of Health Sciences campus.
Our Vision is to be an international centre of excellence where world-class scientists work together to tackle diseases of major importance in Africa

Our Mission is

  • To conduct basic, clinical and public health research that is leading-edge and relevant to the needs of African people
  • To develop indigenous scientific capacity in biomedical, clinical and public health research
  • To influence health policy and practice by translating scientific discoveries and applying them in our communities
  • To build partnerships with other Institutes and Centres in South Africa and elsewhere

Our research efforts are focused on

  • infectious diseases, particularly HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis
  • non-communicable diseases such as cancers
  • genetic medicine and
  • molecular medicine including drug discovery


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