UCT Dept of Medicine Covid-19 updates
Professor Ntobeko Ntusi, Chair and Head of the Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, provides insights and guidelines from Infectious Disease Experts and Specialist Clinicians in the Department, as well as contributions from the global...
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Tuesday, 2 June 2020
Clinical trial halted, but search for HIV vaccine continues

The early abandonment of HIV vaccine study HVTN 702 (also known as Uhambo) in South Africa for failing to prevent infections is a huge setback in the quest to find an HIV vaccine. However, this will not deter scientists, said the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Linda-Gail Bekker.

Publication Date:
Tue, 04 Feb 2020 - 09:45
CIDRI-Africa welcomes Professors Ntobeko Ntusi and Liesl Zühlke

The pair have joined the Centre as Contributing Investigators.

Publication Date:
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 - 09:15
Understanding why people get TB by instilling live mycobacteria into the human lung

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health threat with ~1.5 million deaths annually. Global elimination of TB is hampered by the lack of an effective vaccine. BCG is currently the only licenced TB vaccine but its efficacy is limited especially in adults.

Publication Date:
Tue, 31 Dec 2019 - 06:15
Dr Sean Wasserman (Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine) awarded 2019 Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize

Clinical Research Platform Academic Sean Wasserman was awarded the Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize at the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Hyderabad, India.

Publication Date:
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 - 09:00