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Infectious Diseases​​​

​​The Centre for Infectious Diseases (CID)

The CID is a multidisciplinary entity which coordinates research on the prevention and management of infections and infectious diseases on a regional and national basis in the South African community.

The CID is also home to the African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI) Centre of Excellence in TB Translational Research.

The African Network for Drugs and Diag​nostics Innovation (ANDI) was created in 2008, with funding from the European Union and other stakeholders, to build research capability and leadership in Africa in order to scale up research aimed at discovering and developing new and improved tools to address the diseases that disproportionately affect the African continent.

Its Centres of Excellence participate in the implementation of ANDI projects which will be linked to capacity building as well as stimulation of intra-African collaboration and networking.


The Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine

The Division of Infectious Diseases is a founding member of the Stellenbosch University Centre for Infectious Diseases (CID). Outpatient services are based at the Infectious Diseases Clinic in Tygerberg Hospital.

The division has a standard HIV antiretroviral rollout clinic including PMTCT, a clinic for complicated infectious diseases problems (including HIV and TB), and a dedicated clinic for primary immunodeficiencies. Inpatient services include antibiotic control and clinical ID consults to all departments in Tygerberg Hospital.

It also has an active ID outreach service to the towns of Paarl, Stellenbosch, Worcester, Malmesbury and Khayelitsha. We are actively involved in pre and postgraduate teaching in Infectious Diseases.


The Unit for Infection Prevention and Control (UPIC)

The Academic Unit for Infection Prevention and Control, UIPC, is based at Tygerberg Academic Hospital and the FMHS. It resides under the Division of Community Health and is also a member of the Centre for Infectious Diseases.

The UPIC focuses on integrated research, training and service provision. The unit offers a range of tailor-made courses in infection prevention and control (IPC) as well as decontamination and sterilization for Sterile Service Departments (SSDs).

In addition, courses are offered for specialities such as the operating theatre, renal dialysis, intensive care and infectious diseases.


The Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology

The Division of Medical Microbiology focuses on operational research that improves the diagnosis of infectious diseases, with a preference for projects that have a clear relevance to the health needs of the Western Cape community.