Research is a crucial component of the NICD’s role in the field of communicable diseases. The NICD is categorised as a top class scientific institution of international standard. The public health foundations of the NICD govern the direction of research performed at facilities through the use of technology development and intervention driven research. The aim of the research conducted at the NICD is to address queries and offer information surrounding micro-organisms.
Research covers the detection of such micro-organisms and factors that govern their transmissibility, virulence, ecology, epidemic behaviour and distribution. As well as considering interventions and monitoring the effectiveness of interventions and their biological resistance to these interventions. Our research is circulated to essential health authorities in order to assist them in understanding communicable diseases as well as to assist in the planning and management of communicable diseases.