This KID CRU site was established in 2001 and officially opened in September 2003, as a research unit for prospective clinical trials. The mission is to perform research in infectious diseases to the benefit of children and their families. The major focus is on HIV and tuberculosis, diseases of major significance to patients attending our hospital.
KID CRU collaborates with other South African institutions both in the Western Cape and Gauteng. We are externally funded and this funding specifically relates to trial related management. As our focus is HIV and TB, the capacity of the hospital to manage these conditions is enhanced.
This year KIDCRU celebrates 10 years of dedication to research and passion for clinical care. Since the official opening in September 2003, KIDCRU has provided medical assistance to countless children and helped numerous families through counseling or other contributions.