The National Institute Communicable Diseases

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) is a leading public health institute in South Africa that focuses on the prevention, control, and management of communicable diseases.

It is a division of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) and is located in Johannesburg.

The NICD was established in 1953 in response to the high burden of infectious diseases in South Africa.

It is responsible for the surveillance, research, and control of communicable diseases in the country, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and influenza

The institute also plays a key role in the management of outbreaks and emergencies, such as the recent COVID-19 pandemic.