COVID-19 Resources
The IDM has curated a go-to range of reliable information to guide and assist staff and students during this time of crisis. We are continuously updating the various COVID-19 resources listed on our webpage below.
Under construction – Building underway at the IDM
To make space for the growing staff complement at the IDM new construction has commenced.
The IDM - a cross-faculty, multidisciplinary postgraduate health research institute
Our state-of-the-art facility is based on the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences campus operating in the fields of infectious diseases and molecular medicine. Learn more about the IDM in this lecture presented by the director, Professor Val Mizrahi.
Clinical Research
Clinical research relevant to the needs of Africa's people
The IDM influences health policy and practice by translating our scientific discoveries and applying them in various communities; community relationships and trust are critical.
IDM Capacity Building
Capacity building in the IDM
The largest research entity at UCT, the IDM is a national leader in research and health sciences human capital development.

University accredited research institute | Tackling diseases of importance in Africa | Developing people | Impacting health policy and practice

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Thursday, 27 January 2022
UCT researchers among most cited in the world

Emeritus Professor William Bond, Professor Estelle (Vicki) Lambert and Associate Professor Darren Martin from the University of Cape Town (UCT) are among the most-cited researchers in the world. This is according to the latest list from Clarivate Analytics.

Publication Date:
Mon, 13 Dec 2021 - 09:15
A decade of studying earns a UCT medical student a PhD before his medical degree

Trailblazing his own path, choosing not to follow the crowd and being brave has brought University of Cape Town (UCT) medical student Timothy de Wet benchmark-setting academic achievement: he will graduate with a PhD this December, and is set to graduate with an MBChB in December 2022.

Publication Date:
Fri, 10 Dec 2021 - 12:00
Scientific Leadership Prize for Graeme Meintjes

Professor Graeme Meintjes, an adult infectious diseases physician and the second chair and deputy head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT), has been awarded the 2020 European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Scientific Leadership Prize for his significant contribution to the improved understanding of HIV and its complications. This prize comes shortly after Meintjes was awarded the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Scientific Merit Award: Gold Medal.

Publication Date:
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 - 09:15
South Africa isn’t doing enough to provide HIV prevention treatment for mothers: why it needs to

global target for the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV globally was set in 2015. The ambitious target of the Joint United Nations Programme (UNAIDS) was to reduce new infant HIV infections by 75% by 2020. This is equivalent to reducing new infections to under 1%.

Publication Date:
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 - 09:15