As we enter the winter season in South Africa, our focus shifts to the northern hemisphere. In May, we had the privilege of attending the World Health Assembly, WHO, and the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, where we had the opportunity to participate in the launch of the International Public Health Surveillance Network (IPSN). Additionally, Professor Tulio engaged in significant discussions with the Medical Center for International Diseases (MCID) in Bern and the Geneva 2030 Genomics program.
At CERI and KRISP, we acknowledge the crucial role that climate change plays in the severity and transmission of pathogens. Therefore, we are delighted to announce the official establishment of the CLIMADE Consortium. This initiative places us and our partners at the forefront of global research on the influence of climate change on infectious diseases, encompassing not only Africa but also the rest of the world.
This issue's highlights are:
- Press Release: Rockefeller Foundation, WHO and CLIMADE
- Videos: CERI & KRISP Fellows Short Videos
- Service: Next Generation Sequencing Service
We hope you enjoy it and find it informative. We welcome any feedback about content or format.
The concept behind this newsletter is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about the work of the Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI) at Stellenbosch University and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), which is hosted at University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa
CERI and KRISP want to challenge the status quo and create a scientific environment in South Africa that drives innovations in global health and reverses the brain drain. The way we challenge the status quo is by attracting, training and retaining both top (South) African scientists that understand the problem from the ground level and the best international minds that are committed to our vision
News date: 2023-06-05
KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).