South Africa HIV ATTC at
University of Cape Town


The South Africa HIV ATTC is a new United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded centre dedicated to providing training and technical assistance to providers addressing substance use, mental health and HIV throughout the country. Founded in 2017, our new centre reflects a strategic international partnership between the New England ATTC - one of the longest continuously operating ATTCs in the United States - and the University of Cape Town, the oldest and one of the highest ranked universities in South Africa.

Congratulations to our very own Bronwyn Myers on her amazing achievement of being awarded a silver medal by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)!

See more about her accomplishments in this video!

Professor Bronwyn Myers is a Chief specialist scientist in the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Use Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council.  She is also an Honorary Professor at Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at UCT. She is a clinical psychologist with an internationally competitive clinical research portfolio focused on developing, testing and implementing new interventions for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental and physical health problems in community and health settings. Her research findings have led to minimum standards and clinical guidelines being developed for South African MNS services, MNS interventions being implemented in emergency services. Her expertise in mental health and substance use disorders services research has been acknowledged through invitations to participate in international reference groups on HIV and injecting drug use, WHO working groups on the strengthening of global substance abuse treatment services and the scientific advisory board for Harm Reduction International. Professor Bronwyn Myers is the recipient of International Congress of Psychology’s change fellowship for research with a social impact. Professor Myers also serves as an Expert Technical Assistance Advisor for the South Africa HIV ATTC.