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NICD PhD student wins’ best student poster at Wits Research Day

The National Institutes for Communicable Diseases (NICD) congratulates Ntando Phaahla, a PhD student working in the NICD’s Centre for HIV and STI, for having...
Cholera update

Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

An outbreak of cholera has been confirmed in Harare, Zimbabwe. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that as at 11 September 2018, almost 2 000...

Dr Charissa Mynhardt grabs best Scientific Poster Presentation

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) lauds Dr Charissa Mynhardt for her sterling research abstract presentation that won the prize for best Scientific...

Professor Penny Moore received a Silver Medal from SAMRC

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) hosted the 2018 SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards gala dinner on 30 August 2018. We would like to...

Carbapenam-resistant bacteria

Carbapenem-resistant bacteria-Frequently Asked Questions (2018)

Health Minister declares the end of Listeriosis outbreak 

A statement by the Minister of Health on the Listeriosis Outbreak   

Professor Lucille Blumberg recieves the SAMRC Special Award

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) congratulates Professor Lucille Blumberg on her South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Special Award which recognises her...

Increase in Pertussis cases in South Africa

Increase in Pertussis cases in South Africa (2018)      

SADC Malaria 2017

The SADC (Southern African Development Community) Malaria week taking place from 6 - 10 November 2017 is dedicated to creating awareness and educating the...

CBTBR Publishes Landmark Papers that Advance the Fundamental understanding of Translational Fidelity in Mycobacteria...

Late in 2016, the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB research (CBTBR) at Wits, under the leadership of Prof. Bavesh Kana published two...