Now a multi-institutional collaboration, CERI encompasses dozens of researchers, physician-scientists, clinicians, and public health experts representing leading academic, hospital, biopharma, and public-health institutions based in South Africa and Africa.

CERI goals are twofold: To turn the tide of this current pandemic and to create a rapid-response system to address future health crises. Funding for CERI is also growing, and we recognize and thank those donors here for their critical support.

At this time, when the need for urgent and sustained action is critical in Africa, CERI is grateful to the many individuals, foundations, organizations, and companies that have generously committed resources toward accelerating our research. Thank you to all those listed below who have given generously to support CERI.

Donors & Funders

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– Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

– Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation (CSSFF)

– Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) in South Africa

– European Commission (EC)

– Illumina

– National Institute of Health (NIH)

– Oxford Nanopore Technologies

– The Rockefeller Foundation

– South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)

– Stellenbosch University

World Bank  

– World Health Organisation (WHO)

We are also looking for more philanthropists and donors as our objective is to become financially independent by A) raising an endowment and B) raising unrestricted funds to support our fundraising and grant application administration.

“CERI want to establish an independent and world-class institute on par with the Broad MITInstitute in Boston or the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge. For this goal we will need at least $100 million for the next 5-10 years of operation. Towards that goal, we raised $20 million and are now focused on raising unrestricted funds to support our fundraising and grant application administration as well to build financial reserves that are needed to rapidly respond to new epidemics (for example by flying helicopters and setup remote laboratories in the field) and attract the best scientists in the world to move to South Africa/Africa and provide them with seed funding to develop a world class scientific program that can rapidly respond to epidemics and pandemics.”

Prof. Tulio de Oliveira

Director, CERI at Stellenbosch University and KRISP at University of KwaZulu-Natal. If you would like to donate to CERI, please contact us. Thank you for your support.