1st Level DDMRI Building
719 Umbilo Road
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine
Doris Duke Medical Research Institute Building
Private bag 7
Telephone and Fax
Tel: (031) 260 4727 (HPP office)
Tel: (031) 260 4733 (KRITH office)
Fax: (031) 260 4036
The Victor Daitz Chair in TB and HIV
Established in 2001 through a joint partnership between the Victor Daitz Foundation and the University of KwaZulu-Natal College of Health Sciences, the Victor Daitz Chair in HIV and TB research is a highly reputable position.
It symbolises the importance of rigorous research into these two diseases in Durban, South Africa - a part of the world that feels their devastating effects on a daily basis. The chair is described by Victor Daitz Foundation Managing Trustee, Brian Moshal, as a jewel in the crown of the foundation. It is currently held by Director for UKZN's HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP) and K-RITH Investigator, Professor Thumbi Ndung’u.
"The establishment of the Victor Daitz Chair in TB and HIV strengthens the message of health researchers based at UKZN to a community ravaged by the disease that ‘AIDS can be beaten’. The UKZN College of Health Sciences is proud of the significant contributions its academics have made in HIV/TB research.” Professor Rob Slotow, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the CHS.