Special Publications are to help the public understand important information about communicable diseases. The NICD produces a number of topically themed publications on communicable diseases that are of public health importance.  These special publications can be freely downloaded below.

Candida auris is an invasive healthcare-associated fungal pathogen. Cases of candidemia, defined as illness in patients with Candida cultured from blood, were detected through national laboratory-based surveillance in South Africa during 2016–2017.

Epidemiologic Shift in Candidemia Driven by Candida auris, South Africa, 2016–2017 (2019)

South Africa has been implementing the national antenatal sentinel HIV prevalence survey since 1990. The 2017 antenatal sentinel survey was the 27th such survey conducted in South Africa. Between 1990 and 2015, the survey primarily focused on estimating HIV prevalence trend over time, using anonymous unlinked testing of blood samples collected from pregnant women attending routine antenatal care (ANC).

 National Antenatal Sentinel HIV Survey Key Findings, South Africa 2017 (2019)

This survey aimed to assess the utility of routine prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) program data for HIV sentinel surveillance amongst pregnant women.


This booklet has information regarding the vaccines your child/children will get at each stage of their development. We have also included workpages so that you can remind yourself when they will be due for their next vaccination. It includes answers to some frequently asked questions and misconceptions about vaccines as well as links to where you can find further reliable information.

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