Medicines Information Centre 021 406 6829
A Drug Information Service for Health Professionals provided by specially trained pharmacists. The Medicines Information Centre (MIC) is situated in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town's...
HIV & TB Health Care Worker Hotline
HIV & TB Health Care Worker Hotline
The MIC, in collaboration with the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) and PEPFAR/USAID, run the National HIV...
HIV & TB HCW Hotline App
The HIV & TB HCW Hotline App provides contact details, information and resources on HIV and TB.


Monday, 20 August 2018
We need your help

Established in 1980, the MIC has answered over 200 000 queries from health care workers and we’ve done it well. During this time, the centre has been funded by a range of generous funders. Our current funding, kind favour of the Global Fund and Western Cape Department of Health ends in March 2019, so we’re on the hunt for more generous funders. Please, if you are one of those, or you know of anyone/any organisation that is, let us know.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 20:30
Happy Birthday to Us! The National HIV & TB Health Care Worker Hotline is 10!

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been running the hotline for ten years, but we have. And we’re very proud of the work we do and look forward to many more years of doing it.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 09:45
New malaria treatment

Good news from the field of malaria: The FDA has recently approved a new treatment for Plasmodium vivax malaria, the first new treatment for P.vivax in 60 years.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:00
Some valsartan products recalled

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has recalled medicines containing valsartan that was sourced from a pharmaceutical company in Linhai, China.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:45