The Centre for Infectious Diseases (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.
African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics 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
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.
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.
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
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
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.