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CSIR researchers to brief media on latest HIV/AIDS and TB research

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Media advisory: 10/12/2021

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will host a virtual media briefing to share progress made by the organisation in advancing HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) research, development and innovation in South Africa.

Contact Person

David Mandaha

+27 (12) 841 3654/072 126 8910

dmandaha@csir.co.za

Media advisory: 10/12/2021

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will host a virtual media briefing to share progress made by the organisation in advancing HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) research, development and innovation in South Africa.

The briefing scheduled for Friday, 10 December 2021, aims to showcase some of the breakthrough innovations on HIV antibodies production using plants, and TB diagnostics and treatment. Media statement

CSIR Researchers are committed to touching lives through innovation and thus, will also share the impact of a CSIR-developed point-of-care (POC) diagnostic test for HIV and TB for the simultaneous detection of HIV and TB in blood cells, on the African health system.

Media is invited to the media briefing as follows:

Date: Friday, 10 December 2021
Time: 12:00 – 14:00
Link to briefing:

MS Teams: Click here to join the meeting

Youtube: https://youtu.be/O31av_6Ni0Q
 

RSVP to Kgauhelo Dioka: kdioka@csir.co.za

Enquiries:

David Mandaha: CSIR Media Relations Manager
Tel: 012 841 3654
Mobile: 072 126 8910
Email: dmandaha@csir.co.za 

 

About the CSIR:

The CSIR, an entity of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. Constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a science council, the CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research and technological innovation and industrial and scientific development to improve the quality of life of all South Africans. For more information, visit www.csir.co.za.

 

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