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Prof Kelly Chibale discusses stemming Africa's brain drain
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 - 07:15

Prof Kelly Chibale published an article in the Medicine Maker on how African Pharma has a promising role in changing the afro-pessimistic sentiment, so that we may begin to attract and retain skilled African scientists.

Why and how Africa can be at the forefrunt of clinical trial research- Prof Kelly Chibale
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 - 07:45

Prof Kelly Chibale published an article in the Daily Maverick on how the Oxford Vaccine Trial is an opportunity for African scientists to lead, earn respect & credibility, and show that Africans can be at the forefront of clinical trial research.

Kelly Chibale, Medicine Maker Power List
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 - 07:45

If You Build It, They Will Come' - Prof Kelly Chibale features in The Medicine Maker for founding the first Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D) in Africa.   He was also included in the magazine's 2020 Power List. See list here:  https://themedicinemaker.com/power-list/2020

H3D celebrates women in science to mark our National Women’s Day
Sun, 09 Aug 2020 - 07:45


20 000 South African women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on this day in 1956 to protest the pass laws which required women of colour to carry a passport during the apartheid era.

Registration is now open for the H3D Symposium, 10-12 March 2021
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 - 07:45

We are pleased to advise that the H3D Symposium has been rescheduled for 10-12 March 2021, Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch, Cape Town.

To register or for more information, please visit the symposium website. Should you require any assistance with your existing or new registration, please do not hesitate to contact our Secretariat Office on: +27 21 9101913 / h3d@allevents.co.za

We look forward to seeing you in March 2021

Kind Regards
The Organising Committee

Proposals on 2nd Drug Discovery Call is Open - Grand Challenges Africa Round 10
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 - 07:45

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), through its Grand Challenges Africa programme, The Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) came together in 2018 to expand and strengthen the drug discovery community in Africa. 

The first cohort of eight drug discovery scientists was successfully awarded in June 2019, after a rigorous selection process.


Interested to be a part of the next phase of support for the drug discovery call 2020? Please apply here through the AAS website.

Article credit: AAS. (https://www.aasciences.africa/calls/grand-challenges-africa-round-10-2nd-drug-discovery-call)
Dr Lauren Arendse awarded 2020 FLAIR fellowship
Mon, 11 May 2020 - 13:00
Dr Lauren Arendse, H3D Scientist, was among the four young researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) who were selected to form part of the 2020 cohort of Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) fellows. These fellowships are awarded to talented African early-career researchers whose work is focused on solving the needs of the continent.
Prof Kelly Chibale has been named one of the great minds in pharma
Mon, 11 May 2020 - 13:00
Prof Kelly Chibale was selected as one of the top 60 inspirational leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, globally: https://themedicinemaker.com/power-list/2020
How to tackle malaria in Africa, by a sufferer turned scientist
Fri, 24 Apr 2020 - 13:00
Kelly Chibale feature in Report on 'Combating Malaria' featured in the Financial Times:  https://www.ft.com/reports/ft-health-combating-malaria
Dr John Woodland discusses the possibility of repurposing a classic antimalarial in the fight against COVID-19
Sun, 05 Apr 2020 - 07:45

H3D's Dr John Woodland discusses repurposing antimalarial drugs, such as chloroquine, as viable treatment options in the fight against COVID-19.

Dr. Kelly Chibale presents at the Isdell:Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative's 2020 Round Table in Livingstone, Zambia
Sights Set on Malaria Eradication: Traditional and Religious Leaders Convene with National Governments, Leading Scientists, and Communities Affected by Malaria at 2020 Isdell:Flowers Round Table
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 - 09:45

Kelly Chibale, Founder and Director of H3D and Neville Isdell Chair, and Nina Lawrence, Senior Investigator, presented at the J.C. Flowers Foundation’s Isdell:Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative’s 2020 Round Table on February 27th and 28th in Livingstone, Zambia. The duo, who spoke on a panel discussing scientific highlights in the field of malaria elimination, described the importance of developing new medicines for malaria elimination and eradication with an African-centric design.

Second H3D-SHAWCO Health Collaborative Event – March 2020
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 - 09:45


UCT’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D) aims to bring new medicines “from the bench to the bedside”. But how acquainted are prospective healthcare professionals with the difficulties of developing new treatments? Conversely, are research scientists aware of the challenges faced by medical professionals at the frontline of public healthcare in South Africa? These were the questions that the second collaboration between H3D and SHAWCO Health, UCT’s student-run community outreach organisation, sought to address.