On Friday 17 July 2015 the SATVI team kicked off the organisation’s Mandela Day Program with soup distribution in Roodewal and Avian Park, which are impoverished communities in Worcester.
Doctor Virginie Rozot, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) has just made a presentation at the 30th Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry held in Glasgow, Ireland.
Great excitement reigned at the Worcester SATVI Field Site when the first baby participant in the IMPAACT P 1113 Study was vaccinated with the Aeras-404 candidate TB vaccine.
South Africa stands at the centre of a global TB epidemic that is devastating the health of millions and their communities. The SATVI team under leadership of Associate Professor Mark Hatherill features in this video about the partnership between SATVI and the University of Oxford, health workers, and community volunteers, in the hunt for an urgently-needed new vaccine.