Who is Alive?

  • ALIVE partners at Wits University are internationally recognised scientists with expertise across the breadth of vaccinology research, from basic science to translational science, clinical research and implementation studies. 

  • The leadership of the ALIVE consortium play key roles in many local, regional and global vaccine and immunisation structures. 

  • Over time the consortium will integrate further internal Wits expertise from academic entities with emerging interests in this field, and aims to partner with external scientists and policymakers, to build capacity across the region and fill critical knowledge gaps for new vaccine development and deployment for vaccines considered to be priorities for African countries.


Become a unique South African and African resource, which will inspire innovation in this important field of vaccinology research spanning basic and clinical sciences, implementation science and public health expertise.


To create African expertise and leadership in vaccinology research and advocacy to significantly reduce vaccine preventable diseases over the next 15 years.


Create new opportunities for African global research leadership and advocacy
Build capacity in African vaccinology research
Connect and expand on and African network of vaccinology expertise

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