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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.


H3D honours Neville Isdell for his generosity and leadership
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 - 09:45



Recently, H3D hosted a lunch in honour of Mr Neville Isdell to thank him for his generosity and leadership. Mr Isdell donated approximately R18 million towards the establishment of a five-year Neville Isdell Chair in African-centric Drug Discovery and Development at H3D. 


The Time is Now for Antimicrobial Research and Development in Africa
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 - 11:00

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been an ongoing threat to public health in South Africa as well as other countries in Africa. Disturbingly, the burden in the continent from infectious diseases has also been on the rise. Part of the reason is the persistence of infections associated with tropical regions as well as the higher rates of poverty and greater spread of drug resistance. 

Chemical Attraction
Fri, 01 Nov 2019 - 17:00

"Prof Kelly Chibale talks about the bonds he has formed through his illustrious career which began in an impoverished Zambian township."

Prof Chibale was featured in this weeks Noseweek Issue #241, 1st November 2019   By Sue Segar

Read the full story here 

Medicines for Africans by Africans
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 - 14:00

Africa accounts for 15% of the global population and 25% of the global disease burden, yet the discovery and development of medicines that end up in Africa has historically only happened in the global north. It is time for the situation to change, says Professor Kelly Chibale, director and founder of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D.

Unlocking Africa's Health Innovation Potential
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 - 14:00

With African-led innovation in drug discovery lower than other continents, the government has a responsibility to address the barriers that stand in the way of creating an innovation-friendly environment.

UCT Shares Expertise to Boost Search for New Drugs
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 - 14:00

Eight innovators from seven African countries have been announced as the inaugural awardees of the Grand Challenges (GC) Africa drug discovery programme. They will be involved in research that will advance the discovery of new drugs to prevent, treat and cure diseases endemic to Africa.