As a credible health partner to the National Department of Health, the World Health Organization and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the institution provides technical support and expertise through the continual surveillance of communicable diseases, outbreak response, specialised diagnostic services, research and training, capacity building and provincial epidemiology services. It furthermore provides the global health community with valuable information on communicable diseases.
The NICD has also established cooperative agreements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as well as the European Centre for Disease Control and other internationally recognised institutions. Striving to become a significant role player in the area of communicable diseases, the NICD provides the global health community with valuable communicable disease information and research; deriving from a continent with some of the most important sources of new emerging infectious diseases.
The National Treasury of South Africa funds primary/chief activities at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, a division of the National Health Laboratory Service. Specific research undertakings may be wholly or partially funded through external agencies, partners, and donors through technical support or direct funding. The content provided on this website is not influenced by funders.