Prof. Meintjes speaks to President Ramaphosa just after his vaccination
President Cyril Ramaphosa receives COVID-19 vaccine
CIDRI-Africa Principal Investigator Prof. Graeme Meintjes was present when the first healthcare workers, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize received COVID-19 vaccinations at Khayelitsha District Hospital.
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Supporting Excellence
The Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa fosters investigator-led approaches via the overarching scientific objective of combatting infection, especially HIV-1 and tuberculosis, through clinical and laboratory research.
Macrophages infected with M. tuberculosis; image by Dr Suraj Parihar
Basic Science
Our Basic Science Platform provides the laboratory infrastructure and technical support to ensure the safe handling of infectious material.
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Biomedical Data Integration
We work with multidimensional clinical and scientific data at the molecular, cellular, clinical and population levels.
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Clinical Research
CIDRI-Africa supports clinical studies in the community at our facility at Site B in Khayelitsha.


Friday, 16 April 2021
CIDRI-Africa enrolls first patient in the MESA-TB study

The phase 2 study will evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of the M72/AS01E TB vaccine in people living with HIV.

Publication Date:
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 11:45
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“The clock is ticking”: engaging youth on TB developments in the time of COVID-19

CIDRI-Africa in collaboration with City Health, WITS RHI, MSF, TB HIV Care, SWEAT and the Centre of Science and Technology hosted 130 school learners in Khayelitsha for World TB Day 2021.

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 - 09:30
Linda Boloko on the left and Graeme Meintjes on the right, dressed in full PPE
Linda Boloko awarded Professor Bongani Mayosi Netcare Clinical Scholarship

Dr Linda Boloko has been awarded the Professor Bongani Mayosi Netcare Clinical Scholarship for 2021. Linda will conduct his PhD research within CIDRI-Africa.

Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 08:30
SA launches COVID-19 vaccination drive

South Africa’s vaccination drive began on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, at the Khayelitsha Hospital, with President Cyril Ramaphosa, Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize and various frontline healthcare workers among the first to receive the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 12:15