Community Engagement
In March 2016 SATVI brought "Lienkie se Longe", a drama to raise awareness about TB, to the Worcester Easter Festival. The drama tells the story of Lienkie, whose lungs “talk with each other’ about their health and the health of Lienkie’s boyfriend...
Biomarker discovery offers hope for new TB vaccine development
A team of scientists from the University of Cape Town, Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have made a discovery that reveals how we can improve development of more effective vaccines against tuberculosis.
Community Engagement
In 2012 SATVI developed a drama production to promote awareness about TB vaccine clinical research, titled “Carina’s Choice” with learners from Worcester Secondary School as actors and UCT drama school students as mentors. A very successful roadshow...
Accredited UCT Research Centre
The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) is an accreditated Research Centre of the University of Cape Town.
Kick TB Schools Program 17- 27 May 2016
On Tuesday 17 May 2016, SATVI kicked off a districtwide TB awareness raising program, in partnership with TB Alliance, the Western Cape Education Department, AERAS, TB Care (USAID), in Robertson.


Friday, 23 June 2017
20 June 2017 Latest Research Antigen Availability Shapes T Cell Differentiation and Function during Tuberculosis

Researchers from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) along with colleagues from the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR), Statens Serum Institut (SSI) have published a paper titled “Antigen Availability Shapes T Cell Differentiation and Function during Tuberculosis” on 14 June 2017 in the journal, Cell Host & Microbe.  The study provides important insights for determining which components of Mycobacterium tuberculosis should be included in TB vaccines as targets for the immune response

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 07:30
5 June 2017 Research Long-lasting Tuberculous Pleurisy

SATVI authors Professor Mark Hatherill and Associate Professor Tom Scriba have co-authored a research paper titled "Long-lasting pleurisy" appearing in the European Respiratory Journal.

Publication Date:
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 12:30
2 June 2017 SATVI presents Community Engagement Projects at Stellenbosch Conference

On Thursday 18 May 2017 SATVI participated in the Ukwanda Rural Research Day seminar which was held in Worcester at the University of Stellenbosch campus.Dr Michele Tameris, SATVI  Principal Investigator presented an oral paper titled “Building a portfolio of Community Engagement Projects to enhance TB knowledge”

Publication Date:
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 11:00
2 June 2017 Beat TB Newsletter

We have published a Community Newsletter in collaboration with the Worcester Standard focusing on TB Awareness initiatives in the Cape Winelands District. Read it online.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 15:15