K-RITH and Africa Centre have joined to form a new interdisciplinary institute, called the Africa Health Research Institute. Click here to read more.



The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) has awarded K-RITH investigator Adrie Steyn a three-year Collaborating Centre Award. The award is one of 10 that the SAMRC is funding in South Africa, which will see the establishment of TB and HIV Collaborating Centres. The SAMRC says the awards were motivated by their realisation that enhanced


K-RITH hosted the fifth edition of its Interactive Biostatistics Course in May. Dr Lori Chibnik, PhD, MPH, a biostatistician and Assistant Professor at Harvard University, returned to teach the popular course. This time she was joined by Dr Vanessa Xanthakis, PhD, a biostatistician and Assistant Professor at Boston University. The course was well attended with


Malegapuru William Makgoba, former vice chancellor and principal of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), was an instrumental force behind the creation of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH). He presented the following remarks on May 26, 2010, when William Bishai was named as the first full-time director of K-RITH. He was speaking at UKZN’s


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