K-RITH – Kwazulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV
K-RITH (Kwazulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV) is a tuberculosis and HIV research institute in Durban, South Africa. The Institute is a collaboration of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. K-RITH’s 7-story research facility is situated on the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine Campus at UKZNand opened on 9 October 2012.
K-RITH’s Mission is to conduct basic science research on the human biology of tuberculosis, HIV, and HIV/TB co-infection and to develop new tools to control diseases. KwaZulu-Natal has high rates of TB, multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDRTB), HIV, and HIV/TB co-infection. K-RITH will encompass scientists from around the world, being both a local and global institution. By having a research institute in an area where people are directly affected, the science conducted can have real-life applications, and encourage science to residents of the area.
K-RITH is located in the port city of Durban on South Africa’s east coast on the campus of the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
K-RITH Tower Building, level 3
Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, 4001
General telephone: +27 31 260 4991
Fax: +27 31 260 4203
Private Bag X7
Congella, 4013, South Africa