Faculty Launches WITS Research Institute For Malaria

The Faculty is delighted to announce the Wits Research Institute for Malaria (WRIM) which was approved this month for a 5-year cycle. The formation of the WRIM will provide an environment to enhance the ground-breaking research already taking place at Wits into one of Africa’s deadliest diseases. The new Institute which will be situated jointly in the Schools of Pathology and Therapeutic Sciences, will fulfil not only the mission of Wits University (to be a leading research-intensive University), but also that of global players such as the World Bank and the Global Fund.
Headed jointly by Professor Maureen Coetzee and Professor Thérèsa Coetzer in the Wits School of Pathology, the WRIM has been formed in an effort to strengthen malaria research in the existing fields as well as in the fields of epidemiology and clinical medicine. Professor Robyn van Zyl will form the third anchor in this remarkable group. The WRIM aims to produce top quality research and researchers that will benefit malaria control in Africa and place it amongst the leading malaria research groups in the world. Hearty congratulations!

Story: Wits Health Sciences Research News  March 2013