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Supporting Excellence
The Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa fosters investigator-led approaches via the overarching scientific objective of combatting infection, especially HIV-1 and tuberculosis, through clinical and laboratory research.
Macrophages infected with M. tuberculosis; image by Dr Suraj Parihar
Basic Science
Our Basic Science Platform provides the laboratory infrastructure and technical support to ensure the safe handling of infectious material.
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Biomedical Data Integration
We work with multidimensional clinical and scientific data at the molecular, cellular, clinical and population levels.
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Clinical Research
CIDRI-Africa supports clinical studies in the community at our facility at Site B in Khayelitsha.

News

Friday, 14 December 2018
Prednisone molecular structure
Prednisone reduces risk of TB-IRIS during antiretroviral treatment, shows CIDRI-Africa team

The PredART study—published in the New England Journal of Medicine—showed that a four-week course of moderate dose prednisone reduced the risk of TB-IRIS by 30% in HIV-positive patients at high risk.

Publication Date:
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 - 08:00
'Lung: pulmonary tuberculosis' . Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC0
Candidate tuberculosis (TB) vaccine can prevent active pulmonary TB in HIV-negative adults in phase II study

Primary analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows positive results in clinical trial conducted in tuberculosis endemic regions.

Publication Date:
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - 12:30
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TB meningitis clinical trial stakeholder engagement

Community stakeholders representing various Khayelitsha-based organisations gathered to consult with CIDRI-Africa’s clinical research team on future tuberculous meningitis research. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 - 11:45
EDCTP Senior Fellowship awarded to CIDRI-Africa Contributing Investigator Associate Professor Maia Lesosky

Maia will develop novel statistical methods for analysis of complex study data on lung health in Africa.

Publication Date:
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 - 14:00

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