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.
Professor Kelly Chibale, the founder and director of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D), has been named among 22 rising black biotech leaders in the Timmerman Report, published in the United States (US). Professor Chibale is the only Africa‑based scientist included in the group.
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) School of Public Health and Family Medicine (SPHFM) has started a new health promotion campaign to raise awareness about the importance of early antenatal care, focusing on various communities around Cape Town. Working closely with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Health and several other stakeholders, the SPHFM kicked off their antenatal care programme with a successful community engagement session in Gugulethu.
A team of scientists, including those from the University of Cape Town (UCT), have developed a new diagnostic methodology enabling a non-invasive, fast and highly accurate way of detecting tuberculosis (TB).
It is widely known that severe COVID-19 can adversely affect the heart and cardiovascular system long term. The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Mpiko Ntsekhe shared some insights into understanding the virusʼs impact on this vital organ.