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Monday, 6 December 2021
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
Teamwork is the key to success for the IDM

Teamwork is key for Professor Valerie Mizrahi, the director of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) at the University of Cape Town (UCT). However, TEAM goes a little further for her and the institute she leads; it is a combination of things that holds them accountable to the research they facilitate and conduct, and the stakeholders who enable it.

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 - 14:30
UCT researchers win big at NRF Awards

Five researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) have been recognised for their outstanding achievements and contributions to society at this year’s National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards Ceremony.

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 - 08:30