We Make Life Count

Over 25 years of cutting-edge research in life-saving vaccines and infectious diseases

The Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics (“VIDA”) Research Unit of the University of the Witwatersrand (“Wits”), is an African-led research unit that combines clinical, microbiological and epidemiological expertise to deliver scientific breakthroughs in the field of vaccines and infectious diseases. We strive to make a meaningful difference to the communities around us, as well as at a global level through pioneering work led by accomplished teams.

Research Focus Areas

Wits VIDA’s current focus areas include next-generation vaccines against rotavirus and TB, as well as development of novel vaccines targeted at pregnant women to protect their young infants against the leading causes of sepsis and pneumonia.

Meet The Team

Research Unit

Under the guidance of Professor Shabir Madhi, Wits VIDA is training the next generation of clinician scientists.

News, Events & Resources

A dedicated portal for information, resources and expert analysis in the field of vaccines & infectious diseases. Advice from our professors in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

News & Events

Articles & Press Releases