The Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases welcomes new Editor-in-Chief
Professor Cotton is an emeritus professor at Stellenbosch University. He undertook a fellowship in paediatric infectious diseases at University of Colorado between 1991 and 1995. He is affiliated to the IMPAACT and PENTA networks and has provided technical support for World Health Organization (WHO) initiatives since 2004 on the HIV Classification for HIV, antiretroviral guidelines and TB-HIV co-infection. He was co-PI and investigator in several clinical trials in children, both on ART strategy (CHER) and isoniazid prophylaxis and also ARV pharmacokinetics in children. He is co-PI for the SU Clinical Trial Unit (SUN-CTU) with special focus on tuberculosis and HIV. He is involved in vaccine studies for TB. He is interested in clinical infectious diseases and all aspects of HIV in children and adolescents.
He was president of the World Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases between 2019 and 2022 and now chairs its education committee.
We are delighted to have such a prestigious and seasoned scholar join the team and are looking forward to all the expertise he will contribute to the journal.
The Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases (SAJID) publishes topics on all aspects of infectious diseases, particularly those of importance to the FIDSSA societies. Topics around infection include clinical and epidemiological aspects of communicable diseases, laboratory diagnosis of infections, characterisation of infective agents by molecular techniques and the study of transmission patterns of pathogens in institutional and community settings.
Other infection related studies cover surveillance of vaccine-controllable and other infectious diseases, drug susceptibility patterns of hospital-acquired and community-acquired pathogens and infection control strategies for the southern Africa region. SAJID also promotes greater collaboration between clinically oriented and laboratory-based divisions within the FIDSSA societies, and the establishment of quality assurance programmes and other measures to enhance and maintain standards of diagnostic and public health microbiology. Read more…