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.
In light of missing paediatric HIV targets for 2020 by “a significant distance”, Professor Linda-Gail Bekker (director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town) and Professor Kaymarlin Govender (research director at The Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division at the University of KwaZulu-Natal), have called on governments to review their national strategies and commit resources to three key paediatric HIV issues.
It’s been more than three months since University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers began the Phase 1 clinical trial of the hAd5 T-cell COVID-19 vaccine candidate. In this article by Spotlight, Professor Graeme Meintjes, the second chair in the Department of Medicine at UCT, the lead on the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa’s Clinical Research Platform and a co-investigator on the trial, provides an update.