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
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Latest news

8th July 2019

Visionaries – Episode 17: Professor Keertan Dheda

SABC Education Shows Published on 5 Jul 2019 Professor of Respiratory Medicine/ Director of the Lung Infection and Immunity Unit and Head of the Division of […]
8th July 2019

UCTLI | Mandela Day | 18 July 2019

4th July 2019

TB: This pee test could save your life

  By  Keertan Dheda      July 4, 2019 What if diagnosing South Africa’s deadliest disease was as simple as taking a drug store pregnancy test? That day […]
12th June 2019

Fujifilm, FIND Developing Urine-Based, Point-of-Care TB Test With Higher Accuracy

Jun 12, 2019  | Madeleine Johnson NEW YORK (360 Dx) – Tuberculosis infection is the most common cause of death for people living with HIV globally, but […]
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