Wellcome Trust award extends clinic

04 December 2008 | Story by Helen Théron

Building capacity: Photographed at the opening of the extension to the Ubuntu Clinic in Khayelitsha were (from left) Prof Siamon Gordon, Dr Graeme Meintjes, Dr Pat Goodwin, Dr Michael Chew, Prof Robert Wilkinson and Kathryn Wood.

Speaking at the opening of a mini symposium of Wellcome Trust-supported research in the faculty, health sciences dean Professor Marian Jacobs praised the organisation for taking steps to ensure equitable funding, support and capacity building for the developing South.

The symposium, held under the umbrella of the UCT Clinical Infectious Disease Research Initiative, was hosted by UCT's Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine.

Earlier yesterday a group of Wellcome Trust and UCT guests attended the opening of an extension to the Ubuntu Clinic in Khayelitsha where they were hosted by Dr Lele Rangaka. The extension was made possible by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award.

"This was structured to add value to the work of existing and future Wellcome Trust Fellows, and others," said Senior Fellow Professor Robert Wilkinson (UCT and Imperial College London).

The extension provides much needed space for clinical use and for the administrative needs of researchers and their colleagues working for the province.

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