UCT CIDER made WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Research

The Centre for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology & Research (CIDER) in the School of Public Health & Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town has been made the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Research. The Collaborating Centre is based on CIDER’s longstanding contributions to WHO policy through research and innovation, including in the areas of health information systems, epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, and analyses of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART).

This is a major accomplishment for the CIDER team, and the four-year term of the Collaborating Centre will see continued work with WHO to strengthen international policies in these areas.