During the 2022 review period, the activities of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) were consolidated to enhance its primary objective of servicing the public health needs of South Africans.

Year 2022

The important services of the NICD continue to be affected by the protracted COVID-19 pandemic and other communicable disease concerns affecting South Africans, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, and Africa. These strategic services include disease surveillance, specialised diagnostic services, outbreak response, research and training, and provincial epidemiology capacity building.

The institute plays a central role in detecting, containing, and responding to infectious disease threats and provides technical
support and expertise to the National Department of Health (NDOH), World Health Organization (WHO), and the Africa Centres for Disease Control (Africa CDC).

As a credible health partner, the institute offers the global health community valuable information on communicable diseases. The NICD comprises seven disease-focused centres, and the staff complement includes pathologists, scientists, epidemiologists,
medical technologists, technicians, and surveillance officers.

Discover the remarkable achievements of the NICD members in our annual report, where their dedication and innovation shine brightly, illuminating a path toward a healthier, safer future for us all.

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