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.
Death after surgery is a major public health problem in Africa. Surgical patients in Africa are twice as likely to die in hospital following surgery when compared with the global average. This is due to a failure to recognise and/or respond to common post‑operative complications which result in death.
University of Cape Town (UCT) scientists have called for governments and private sector funders to join forces to urgently create the infrastructure to enable the transformation of local expertise into concrete vaccine manufacturing capability for Africa.
While many resources have been rallied in response to COVID‑19, it is essential to not neglect other pandemics that continue to have a deep and lasting effect, and on which equally important and life‑saving work is focused. World‑renowned researchers working on HIV recently participated in the Life Sciences Across the Globe seminar series, which brings together global experts to discuss life sciences topics of global interest.