H3D Vision & Mission
Vision: To be the leading organisation for integrated drug discovery and development on the African continent Mission: Discover and develop innovative, life saving medicines For African patients Through excellence in interdisciplinary,...
H3D Facilities
Facilities H3D has state of the art laboratory equipment and access to modern instrumentation housed in the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) at UCT...
R&D Environment
UCT offers a truly integrated environment for translational research in communicable and non communicable diseases afflicting people in Africa. It has both the infrastructure as well as numerous groups working on pre-clinical and clinical research...
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Saturday, 26 September 2020
The Time is Now for Antimicrobial Research and Development in Africa

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. 

Publication Date:
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 - 11:00
Chemical Attraction

"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 

Publication Date:
Fri, 01 Nov 2019 - 17:00
Medicines for Africans by Africans

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.

Publication Date:
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 - 14:00
Unlocking Africa's Health Innovation Potential

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.

Publication Date:
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 - 14:00