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New clinic rooms at Khayelitsha "HUBB" Home of Ubuntu Based research

Clinical workers have been sharing one consulting room for the past few years, but as their research projects grew it became evident that more space was needed. Application was made to the province to build on 4 extra consulting rooms to the existing UBUNTU Clinic. With the support of the Site B Day Hospital management committee this process was started.

On the 6th September 2013 we opened the new consulting rooms, a filing room and phlebotomy room, we also continue to use one consulting room in the UBUNTU clinic. These improved facilities have made a positive impact on the current CIDRI research projects and will allow for better planning of future projects. All these extra rooms have been networked as part of the UCT network and the unit, now known as the Home of UBuntu Based research (HUBB), has been fully equipped to function as a research unit that is able to support clinical research of an excellent standard.

HUBB opening

From left:
Professor Robert J Wilkinson Director of CIDRI, Associate Professor Graeme Meintjes, senior researcher and Principal Investigator, Dr Jan Kunene, UBUNTU Medical Officer, Professor Valerie Mizrahi, Director of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town.



HUBB group

HUBB clinic staff, researchers and students