Press Room

The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) is a dynamic organisation, creating news in the field of diagnostic pathology and research every day. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), an institute of the NHLS, also alerts healthcare authorities and workers globally about infectious disease outbreaks requiring urgent and immediate attention.


The Outbreak Response Unit of the NICD provides support to all provinces for outbreaks of epidemic infectious diseases.
For more information contact the unit on +27 (11) 386 0545.


The Communication, Marketing and PR department of the NHLS, compiles press releases on recent develops in the organisation, in order to keep stakeholders updated on any organisational activities.

For more information contact the department on +27 (11) 555 0567\0399.