The South African Medical Research Council recognizes the catastrophic and persisting consequences of colonialism and apartheid, including land dispossession and the intentional imposition of educational and health inequities. Acknowledging the SAMRC’s historical role in, and silence on, health and research inequalities during apartheid, the organisation commits its capacities and resources to continued promotion of equity and dignity in health and health care.
SAMRC awarded a multi-million rand grant from USAID to develop and test novel HIV vaccines in Africa
Cape Town, South Africa | The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) more than US $45 million (approx. R867 million) through a competitive process to implement a programme called “HIV
An Urgent Call to Include the Manner of Death on South Africa's Death Notification Form
Cape Town, South Africa | The critical need for accurate and timely mortality data, especially information regarding causes of death (COD) is essential not only for monitoring natural deaths but also for tracking non-natural deaths resulting from injuries. The
The NESHIE study - Towards understanding the molecular pathogenesis and discovery of biomarkers for birth asphyxia
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) endeavours to improve maternal, child and women’s health through high quality scientific research that informs policy and practice and improves health services.
One such area of research is focused on bir
The SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards celebrate 10 years of recognising excellence in health research
Cape Town, South Africa | The nominations for the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) 2023 Scientific Merit Awards are open. Celebrating a 10-year anniversary, these awards are aimed at acknowledging outstanding contributions to health research.
Celebrating Women’s Excellence in the SAMRC Research Capacity Development Programmes
The South African Medical Research Council's (SAMRC) Division of Research Capacity Development (RCD) is excited to showcase the recent remarkable achievements of four exceptional women: Dr Jacomina du Plessis (Bongani Mayosi National Health Scholars Prog
SAMRC celebrates International Mandela Day 2023 with “Jars of Hope”
International Mandela Day is a global observance celebrated on July 18th each year to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa and renowned anti-apartheid leader. July 18 is Mandela’s birthday and he would be turning 105 toda
The SAMRC/CPUT Cardiometabolic Health Research Unit attend the 36th International Symposium on Technological Innovations in Haematology and Euromed congress
As part of research and knowledge translation efforts, the SAMRC/CPUT Cardiometabolic Health Research Unit represented by Professor Glenda Davison attended the 36th International Symposium on Technological Innovations in Haematology. This is an annual congress
The SAMRC was established in 1969 and is dedicated to improving the health of people in South Africa, through research, innovation, development, and technology transfer. The scope of research includes laboratory investigations, clinical research, and public health studies.
We conduct research on South Africa’s quadruple burden of disease: maternal, newborn and child health, HIV/AIDS and TB, non-communicable diseases, and interpersonal violence. Our work is to acquire evidence-based information to inform health policy and practice and improve the quality and health status of people in South Africa.
SAMRC awarded a multi-million rand grant from USAID to develop and test novel HIV vaccines in Africa. Prof Glenda Gray discusses the work ahead with leading scientists from across the continent
A research study found that there is worrying amounts of arsenic in the groundwater of two villages in Giyani, Limpopo. Prof Angela Mathee discusses this further
The SAMRC Burden of Disease Research Unit calls for accurate and timely mortality data. SAMRC specialist scientist Dr Pam Groenewald says they want the manner of death to reflect on the death notification form