The IDM - a transfaculty, multidisciplinary postgraduate health research institute
Based on the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences campus in a 7,100 sqm state-of-the-art facility, we operate in the fields of infectious diseases & molecular medicine
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IDM driving world class research
We conduct research at the laboratory-clinic-community interface by engaging a wide range of scientific & clinical disciplines; with 62 consortia linking us with 183 institutions in 22 African countries & 24 countries beyond.
IDM capacity building
Capacity building in the IDM
The largest research entity at UCT, the IDM is a national leader in research & health sciences human capital development.
Clinical research
Clinical research relevant to the needs of Africa's people
The IDM infuences health policy and practice by translating our scientific discoveries and applying them in the various communities; community relationships and trust are critical.

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


Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Travel bursaries available for the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research Conference

Travel bursaries are available for the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research Conference which takes place on 12 - 15 May 2019 at the University of Dundee, UK. The bursary will cover conference registration and a contribution towards travel costs up to £1000-£1500.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 08:00
Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines.

Scientists from South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) and the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation have announced publication in the New England Journal of Medicine of the results of an innovative clinical trial that provides encouraging new evidence that TB vaccines could prevent sustained TB infections in high-risk adolescents.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 13:30
Invited Plenary Speaker: Dr Thomas Kariuki

Dr Thomas Kariuki speaks on “Building  Network of Scientific Excellence in Africa: the AAS Approach” 

Publication Date:
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 09:00
Prestigious Wellcome Fellowship awarded
Dr Muki Shey awarded prestigious Wellcome Fellowship

The Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa congratulates Dr Muki Shey on his Wellcome Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 10:45