The IDM - a cross-faculty, 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 and molecular medicine.
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.
Cell Imaging Microscope
IDM driving world class research
We conduct research at the laboratory-clinic-community interface by engaging a wide range of scientific and clinical disciplines; with 62 consortia linking us with 183 institutions in 22 African countries and 24 countries beyond.

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

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Monday, 14 October 2019
Women taking science to the streets

On Saturday, 28 September, visitors to the V&A Waterfront passing through the Pier Head square were treated to a truly intriguing sight: a diverse array of dynamic women in white lab coats sharing their scientific research with passers-by

Publication Date:
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 - 11:00
Clinic for staff opens on campus

The KaeloClinic has officially opened its doors to University of Cape Town (UCT) staff in pay classes two to six, providing an accessible, on-site facility for all members of the universityʼs KaeloHealth Primary Healthcare medical product.

Publication Date:
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 09:30
Social Responsiveness Award nominations

Staff at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are encouraged to play an active development role in our cultural, economic, political, scientific and social environments. The UCT Social Responsiveness Award was established in 2009 to recognise those university staff members who demonstrate how this type of social engagement can enhance the teaching and learning, and research processes.

Publication Date:
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 09:00
UCT shares expertise to boost search for new drugs

Eight innovators from seven African countries have been announced as the inaugural awardees of the Grand Challenges (GC) Africa drug discovery programme. They will be involved in research that will advance the discovery of new drugs to prevent, treat and cure diseases endemic to Africa.

Publication Date:
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 09:00