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Statement on Salmonella cases in KwaZulu-Natal Province

During October and November 2018, certain private sector laboratories have reported an increase in Salmonella cases in KwaZulu-Natal Province. Salmonella was also the most...

HIV Liver Transplant

In 2017, doctors from the Transplant Unit at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre performed what is believed to be the world’s first intentional...

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...

Health Minister declares the end of Listeriosis outbreak 

A statement by the Minister of Health on the Listeriosis Outbreak   

Prof Shabir Madhi is the new NICD Executive Director

Professor Shabir Madhi has been appointed Executive Director of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) as of 1 April 2011. Prof Madhi held the position...

Increase in Pertussis cases in South Africa

Increase in Pertussis cases in South Africa (2018)      
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...

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...

NHLS announces appointment of CEO

Date: 1 September 2015   NHLS announces appointment of CEO “This appointment is extra special for the organisation as Ms Mogale is the first black woman to...

Nhls Leadership Appears Before Parliamentary Portfolio Committee On Health

The CEO of the National Health Laboratory Service(NHLS), Ms Joyce Mogale, appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health on Wednesday, 12 October 2016,...