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With HIV/Aids and tuberculosis contributing enormously to the disease burden in the Western Cape Province, a research grouping focussing on priority infectious diseases was formed in 2000 within the School of Public Health and Family Medicine.

Since 2000, the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER) has been involved in a wide range of interdisciplinary research and teaching spanning surveillance, HIV-prevention clinical trials, clinical epidemiology of tuberculosis and HIV therapy, socio-behavioural and health systems research.

The Centre is comprised of a diverse group of staff, with strengths in epidemiology, including clinical epidemiology, biostatistics; Anthropology and the Social Sciences. In addition, the Centre has strong collaborations with a number of local and international institutions, as well as being uniquely involved with the Provincial Government of the Western Cape as well as with Médecins Sans Frontières.

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