COVID-19 Resources
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.
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.

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Saturday, 6 June 2020
COVID-19: Considerations, controversies and challenges in South Africa

Celebrated University of Cape Town (UCT) researcher Professor Keertan Dheda recently co-authored an article on the approaches, techniques and controversies associated with the diagnosis of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Publication Date:
Thu, 07 May 2020 - 08:15
Africa must have research and treatment tailored to its reality

I hate malaria with a passion. Growing up in the poor villages and townships of Zambia, I experienced its impact first-hand. As a boy, I was infected several times and once spent days in hospital. My family and friends struggled with the costs of treatment and inability to work while ill. All this inspired me to dedicate my life to tackling the disease.

Publication Date:
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 - 08:30
Kelly Chibale: World leader in pharma

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Kelly Chibale, founder and director of Africa’s first integrated drug discovery and development centre, H3D, has been chosen as one of the world’s top 60 inspirational leaders in the pharmaceutical industry.

Publication Date:
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 - 08:15
UCT forms COVID-19 Research Task Team

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has established a special COVID-19 Research Task Team to act as the official voice for COVID-19-related research projects and other interrelated functions in progress in the faculty.

Publication Date:
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 - 08:00