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National Institute for Communicable Disease

The NICD is a valuable resource available to all universities and technikons, and provides training for medical registrars, intern medical scientists and intern medical technologists in public health-oriented communicable diseases. The training function is both in laboratory science as well as in field epidemiology for which the Field Epidemiology Laboratory Training programme (FELTP) has been developed. The NICD is also home to the Africa Centre for Integrated Laboratory Training (ACILT), offering training courses for HIV and TB testing, among others, to Southern African countries. Opportunities to train in unique settings such as the BSL-4 laboratory can also only be offered by the NICD.

Department of Health

The mission of the DOH is to improve health status through the prevention of illnesses and the promotion of healthy lifestyles and to consistently improve the healthcare delivery system by focusing on access, equity, efficiency, quality and sustainability.

The South African Society of Travel Medicine

The SASTM’s Mission is to guide the profession in all aspects relating to the practice of travel medicine, liaise with the travel industry, consult with relevant authorities, advise the public and collaborate nationally and internationally on all aspects relating to Travel Medicine.

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