The BARNARDS Coordination Team, South Africa

From left to right: Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist- Dr Angela Dramowski, Co-Investigator- Dr Andrew Whitelaw, Principal Investigator- Prof Shaheen Mehtar.

Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town


Tygerberg Hospital is a tertiary general hospital acting in conjunction with Stellenbosh University’s faculty of medicine and health sciences. The hospital has approximately 110 neonatal beds and 97 obstetrics and gynaecology beds available. Operating by referral only, there are high numbers of neonatal and maternal admissions. Tygerberg Hospital is situated in Cape Town, making it the largest hospital on the Western Cape, serving a largely urban population of 3,740,026 (South Africa National census, 2011).

From left to right: Laboratory Project Mangager- Ms Kristien Nel van Zyl, Interim Laboratory Project Manager- Ms Lauren Paterson, Clinical Lead- Dr Andre Bulabula.
From left to right: Research Nurses- Sr Bojana Zoleka, Sr Eveline Swanepoel, Sr Marvina Johnson.