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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, 25 September 2020
Convalescent plasma – a possible COVID-19 therapy

Investigators at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are working with the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) and the Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS) to conduct the PROTECT-patient trial.

Publication Date:
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 - 13:00
COVID-19’s interaction with HIV and TB investigated

The HIATUS study, a research programme being launched by the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa (CIDRI-Africa) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), will investigate the interaction between the COVID-19 pandemic and common endemic infectious diseases in the South African context.

Publication Date:
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 - 15:45
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Wellcome award to CIDRI-Africa to enrich Public Engagement activities

The grant will enable CIDRI-Africa to further deepen our researcher community as public engagement champions, engage local communities and stakeholders, and raise awareness of research results.

Publication Date:
Tue, 12 May 2020 - 10:45
World TB Day 2020

TB: Scientists know a great deal, but there’s still more to learn

Publication Date:
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 - 11:30