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CHRU’s scientists and community outreach staff are frequently featured in the media.

Dr. Mohammed Rassool, deputy director at the Clinical HIV Research Unit, was interviewed on SAFMabout the role of communities in clinical trials. Listen to the interview here.

Prof Ian Sanne, divisional head at CHRU, spoke to Power FM after World Aids Day about the importance of research in ending HIV/Aids. Listen to the interview here.

Dr. Mohammed Rassool, deputy director at the Clinical HIV Research Unit, and Mirriam Manamathela, who supervises the CHRU counsellors that work with communities, discussed clinical trials and communities on NewzroomAfrika’sNews@Prime show. Watch the interview here.

Past coverage can be found below:

CHRU's media coverage in print media outlets

CHRU's media coverage in radio and television outlets

Date Station Synopsis
5/23/2018
5:53:49
Safm
First Take SA – South Africa is leading the world’s response to the HIV epidemic with major research projects in the prevention, treatment and care of people living with HIV/AIDS and TB, thats according to the Clinical HIV Research Unit. Int – Professor Ian Sanne (Head and Principal Investigator at the Clinical HIV Research Unit (CHRU), a division of the Wits Health Consortium – University of Witwatersrand )
2018-05-24
04:49:06
Cape Talk
Chatting about South African which apparently is leading the way with the fight against HIV/AIDS SA’s HIV/Aids clinical trials lead to registration of over 30 life-saving drugs and 95% reduction in mortality Int – Professor Ian Sanne (Head and Principal Investigator at the Clinical HIV Research Unit (CHRU), a division of the Wits Health Consortium at the University of Witwatersrand)
5/23/2018
5:53:53
Safm
Station: SAFM First Take Presenter: Tsepiso Makwetla Topic: South Africa is leading the world’s response to the HIV apedemic with major research projects in the prevention treatment and care of people living with HIV/AIDS and TB (Int) Professor Ian Sanne – Head of Principle Investigator at the Clinical HIV Research Unit
2018-05-28
07:10:34
Channel Africa
SA Is leading the world’s response to the HIV epidemic with major research projects in the prevention, treatment and care of people living HIV AIDS and TB leading to breakthroughs and new treatment. This is the view of Prof. Ian Sanne who is the head and principal investigator at the clinical HIV research unit at Wits University
2018-05-28
08:20:41
Channel Africa
SA Is leading the world’s response to the HIV epidemic with major research projects in the prevention, treatment and care of people living HIV AIDS and TB leading to breakthroughs and new treatment. This is the view of Prof. Ian Sanne who is the head and principal investigator at the clinical HIV research unit at Wits University
2018-05-28
13:31:10
Channel Africa
SA is leading the world’s response to the HIV epidemic with major research projects in the prevention treatment and care of people living with HIV/AIDS and TB. (Correspondent) Elizabeth Ledikga: Reporter (Int) Professor Ian Sanne: Head and principal investigator at the Clinical HIV Research Unit at the University of Witwatersrand
2018-08-14
21:19:00
Smile FM
South Africa is leading the world’s response to the HIV epidemic with major research into the prevention, treatment and care of people living with HIV/AIDS, TB and aids related cancers particularly cervical cancer. Int – Dr Masangu Mulongo (Investigator at CHRU/ Wits University)
2015-07-21
06:27:00
SABC3 A very newly release study on the prevention of HIV/AIDS shows a remarkably effectiveness of antiretroviral drugs on transmission of the virus……..tag – Right to Care Int. Prof. Ian Sanne: Director: Clinical HIV Research Unit, Wits University
2015-07-22
07:23:00
Radio Islam (Eng)
Topic: HPTN 052 study INT Professor Ian Sanne, Director of the Clinical HIV Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand
2015-12-01
07:25:29
SABC3 Today marks World AIDS Day statistics are showing that the level of infection among young South Africans between the ages of 15 and 24 has decreased (Int) Prof. Ian Sanne: Director: Clinical HIV Research Unit. Wits
2018-08-14
08:32:54
Channel Africa
As SA marks Women’s Month, medical experts in the country say it is important to note the work that is being done to prevent and cure cervical cancer which is the 2nd most common cause of cancer among women worldwide and the leading cause of cancer deaths in SA women. Int. Dr. Masangu Mulongo, Investigator Clinical HIV Research Unit at Wits University
2018-09-26
17:14:00
CGTN Africa
Continued – CGTN The Link – Ending Tuberculosis – Africa is another part of the world vexed by TB. Int – Dr. Pauline Howell (Senior Medical Officer – Clinical HIV Research Unit – Wits University)
2019-03-28
08:11:54
SABC2
A new tuberculosis treatment targeting the drug resistant strain of…
2019-03-28
10:34:38
KingfisherFM
Health Spot – Interview with Dr Francesca Conradie is the…
2019-04-01
12:25:47
ChannelAfrica
A new ground breaking program which was established to slash…

CHRU's media coverage in online portals and news sites

Pub date Site name Headline
2018-05-22
00:00:00
www.bizcommunity.com SA leads the way in Aids research and treatment
2018-05-23
00:00:00
www.ehealthnews.co.za SA’s HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Lead to 95% Reduction in Mortality
2018-08-14
00:00:00
www.ehealthnews.co.za SA’s Clinical Trials Help Prevent and Treat Cervical Cancer
2017-03-23
21:22:00
www.northcliffmelvilletimes.co.za UJ endorses healthy living in light of World TB Day
2016-03-15
13:30:00
www.northcliffmelvilletimes.co.za UJ urges students to get healthy
2018-05-22
00:00:00
www.afroworldview.com SA`s medical research impresses globally
2016-10-30
21:55:00
www.dailymaverick.co.za Health-E: XDR TB trial saves lives
2016-10-31
00:00:00
www.health-e.org.za XDR TB trial saves lives
2017-02-16
00:00:00
www.health-e.org.za Deadliest form of TB has potential cure at last
2018-05-23
00:00:00
www.iol.co.za SA at the forefront of HIV/Aids research
2017-08-23
00:00:00
www.medicalbrief.co.za Right to Care CEO re-elected as ACTG Network vice-chair
2018-05-22
00:00:00
www.thenewage.co.za SA`s medical research impresses globally
2016-12-20
00:00:00
www.wits.ac.za Wits scientists pioneer new HIV drugs, delivery
2019-03-28
00:00:00
www.heraldlive.co.za Groundbreaking TB trial to start in Bay
2019-03-28
00:00:00
www.iol.co.za TB programme cutting treatment time frame a world first
2019-03-28
00:00:00
www.bizcommunity.com Drug-resistant TB research programme launched in PE
2019-04-03 00:00:00 www.news24.com World first programme to combat drug resistant TB
2019-04-02 00:00:00 www.medicalbrief.co.za Ground-breaking TB treatment programme launched in PE
2019-03-28 00:00:00 www.iol.co.za TB programme cutting treatment time frame a world first
2019-03-28
00:00:00
www.bizcommunity.com Drug-resistant TB research programme launched in PE
2019-04-03
00:00:00
www.news24.com World first programme to combat drug resistant TB
2019-04-02
00:00:00
www.medicalbrief.co.za Ground-breaking TB treatment programme launched in PE