ADDRESSING PRIORITY HEALTH ISSUES THROUGH EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND SERVICE

Six units committed to ...

education, research and service

The UCT Lung Institute


The Institute is located on the campus of the Faculty of Health Sciences. It provides clinical services and conducts research in the fields of respiratory medicine, tuberculosis, allergy, occupational medicine and dermatology. Special emphases in research are epidemiology, allergy diagnostics, lung physiology, clinical pharmacology, evaluation of novel treatments and community-based interventions for improving disease management and improving health. In association with various departments of the University, it provides training for students in the health professions and collaborates broadly with training and research institutions elsewhere in South Africa and abroad. The public is served by educational and health promotional activities, and by several unique clinical and community services.



Our six units of excellence

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Allergy & Immunology
Unit


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Centre for Child & Adolescent
Lung Health


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Centre for TB Research
Innovation


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Knowledge Translation
Unit


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Lung Clinical Research
Unit


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Centre for Lung
Infection & Immunity


Latest news

16th May 2018

Heather Zar named 2018 Woman in Science Laureate

13 November 2017 | Story Michael Morris. Photo Supplied.   Professor Heather Zar has been announced as the 2018 L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate for Africa […]
24th March 2018

Health-E News: World TB Day – SA’s TB breakthrough returns to 100-year-old vaccine

A breakthrough South African study may change the course of vaccine research for the world’s number one infectious-disease killer: tuberculosis (TB). While a new vaccine has […]
23rd March 2018

TB remains the top infectious killer in the world

Prof Keertan Dheda interviewed on eNCA, 23 March 2018
20th March 2018

Five deadly barriers to effective TB treatment: Unidentified TB-cases

Prof Keertan Dheda interviewed on Medecins Sans Frontieres South Africa
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