Research Highlights & News
- A trial is underway that could be ‘the last roll of the dice’ for an HIV vaccine this decade, CNN Health, 27 August 2023
- African-led PrEPVacc HIV prevention study completes its enrolment, Press Release, 9 June 2023
- OPINION: New research and implementing lessons from COVID-19 are key to SA’s future TB intervention plans, Spotlight, 25 November 2022
- South Africa Approves Dapivirine Vaginal Ring for Use by Women, 11 March 2022
- Novavax and Serum Institute of India File for Emergency Use Authorization of Novavax' COVID-19 Vaccine in South Africa, 10 January 2022
|CER co-chair election results - Congratulations to our own Mduduzi Ngubane, Isipingo CRS, Durban, RSA|
It is our pleasure to announce the results of our recent elections. Our new leaders of the Global CERs are:
Below are their nomination statements. We are so grateful to all of the candidates from all regions who stepped forward for consideration!! It is truly a privilege to work with such talented individuals.
|HPRU symposium: HIV, TB and COVID-19, 15 February 2021|
HPRU, SAMRC, in collaboration with scientists from CAPRISA, UCT, and Wits University, held a symposium on HIV, TB and COVID-19 vaccines. The four scientists highlighted lessons learned, strategies and next steps in vaccine development, current research results, and their views on what the future holds for these vaccines in public health and disease management.
You can access the symposium recording (video) and presentations below:
|HPRU symposium: Ethically acceptable consent approaches to adolescent research in South Africa, 21 June 2021|
HPRU, SAMRC, in collaboration with researchers from Wits University, University of KwaZulu Natal, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre - UCT, UNISA, and the University of Pretoria held a symposium on Ethically acceptable consent approaches to adolescent research in South Africa. The presentations included reviewing international trends regarding ethical consent for adolescents, reflecting on the ethical-legal concerns in advancing child health, and looking at current consent approaches in SA. The symposium concluded with several suggestions to address the challenges to obtaining consent for adolescent research in SA. You can access the symposium video and presentations below:
|HIDRU symposium: COVID-19, HIV and TB - viral evolution, disease progression and health services, 14 March 2022|
HIDRU, SAMRC, in collaboration with scientists from CAPRISA, SAPRIN, and UKZN, hosted a symposium on the interactions between COVID-19, HIV and TB, and its effects on viral evolution, disease progression and health service delivery. The three guest speakers shared the latest research regarding the burden of this tri-infection, its clinical manifestations, vaccine effectiveness, and long term strategies in managing these diseases.