Paediatrics Icon Emeritus Professor Maurice Kibel passes away
We mourn the passing away of Emeritus Professor Maurice Kibel , who was associated with SATVI since its establishment in 2001. Professor Kibel was an icon and pioneer in paediatrics in South Africa, establishing the Child Health Unit in the...
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.


Sunday, 21 May 2017
24 March 2017 World TB Day

On Friday 24 March 2017 the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative kicked off its World TB Day program at the Zwelethemba Public Library in Worcester. The program, which will include the exhibit of graffiti walls and poster art, the screening of TB educational videos and story reading for children, will be taken to four (4) libraries in and around Worcester.

Publication Date:
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 16:15
15 March 2017 NEW PUBLICATION: Prevalence of latent TB infection and TB disease among adolescents in high TB burden countries in Africa: a systematic review protocol

SATVI authors have published an article titled "Prevalence of latent TB infection and TB disease among adolescents in high TB burden countries in Africa: a systematic review protocol" appearing in the British Medical Journal.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 21:30
7 March 2017 Research Policy-driven Interventions: Tuberculosis

SATVI authors Professor Mark Hatherill and Associate Professor Tom Scriba have co-authored a paper titled: "Policy-interventions: Tuberculosis" appearing in the British Medical Journal Global Health.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 21:00
27 February 2017 SATVI researcher awarded accreditation as Established Researcher by National Research Foundation

Dr Michele Tameris, SATVI Investigator has been awarded accreditation as an Established Researcher by the National Research Foundation, having recently been rated in the category C1, in acknowledgement of national and international standing.

Publication Date:
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 19:45