SURVEILLANCE

The NICD is continuously analysing and interpreting data collected from laboratories and research and providing feedback to all relevant parties...

Training

The NICD serves as a valuable resource to all universities and technikons across South Africa...

OUTBREAK RESPONSE

The NICD is an expert advisory body which provides specialist advice during outbreak situations, as well as offering laboratory support where required...

RESEARCH

Research is a crucial component of the NICD’s roles in the field of communicable diseases...

PROFICIENCY TESTING SCHEMES

The NICD is committed to providing Proficiency Testing Schemes (PTS). These are a form of External Quality Assessments (EQA) where participating laboratories are sent samples...

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

The NICD has specialised units which provide clinical and molecular surveillance. These laboratories aim to perform both rapid, and accurate diagnostic tests for research...

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