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  • The South African Medical Research Council recognises 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.
  • GloPID-R Africa Hub Stakeholders Meeting: Next Steps in Development and Addressing the Mpox Epidemic
    The GloPID-R Africa Hub is responsible for the coordination of research efforts to enhance the region's preparedness and response capabilities to African infectious disease outbreaks. The GloPID-R Africa Hub hosted a Stakeholders Meeting on May 6-7, 2024 in Ca
  • Gen S 2024 – Empowering the future generation of health scientists
    The SAMRC’s Job Shadow Programme - Generation Science (Gen S) took place during Youth Month once again. The programme allows students from Grades 11 and 12 to visit the organisation and gain a deeper understanding of the work we do and how we aim to make a d
  • SAMRC contributes to the 100% efficacy of twice-yearly injectable medication for HIV Prevention
    The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), through its five sites under HIV and Other Infectious Diseases Research Unit (HIDRU), contributed to an international multicentre study that resulted in a 100% efficacy for HIV prevention injectable Pre-expos
  • South African Medical Research Council welcomes new President and CEO
    The Board of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and its staff are excited to welcome Professor Ntobeko Ntusi as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the SAMRC. Professor Ntusi will officially assume his role on Monday, 1 July 2024,
  • A call for action on Cause-of-Death reporting in South Africa - Towards a digitised, high-level functioning and interoperable death registration system
    Cape Town | South Africa has a well-established Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system, but there are indications that the capturing of Cause-Of-Death data is poor. Of concern, particularly, is the misclassification of HIV/AIDS related deaths as
  • SAMRC Vevo F2 Imager Facility: Elevating In vivo Preclinical Research
    The SAMRC’s Vevo F2 facility allows state-of-the-art non-invasive, real-time imaging for preclinical biological and physiological research. The advanced Vevo F2 imaging system will enhance the understanding of disease mechanisms, drug efficacy, and therapeut
  • The South African Medical Research Council renews funding for GARDP’s work in neonatal sepsis
    The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) is pleased to announce renewed funding from the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) to support GARDP’s work in developing improved treatments for newborn babies with sepsis. The
About us

Who we are

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.

 

Vision & Mission

Building a healthy nation through research, innovation and transformation

To advance the nation’s health and quality of life and address inequity by conducting and funding relevant and responsive health research, capacity development, innovation and research translation

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Gen S 2024 – Empowering the future generation of health scientists
The SAMRC’s Job Shadow Programme - Generation Science (Gen S) took place during Youth Month once again. The programme allows stude…
SAMRC contributes to the 100% efficacy of twice-yearly injectable medication for HIV Prevention
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), through its five sites under HIV and Other Infectious Diseases Research Unit (…
South African Medical Research Council welcomes new President and CEO
The Board of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and its staff are excited to welcome Professor Ntobeko Ntusi as th…

Request for Applications

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There is a national need to develop a cadre of clinician-scientists in South Africa; these are indiv…
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The objective of the SAMRC Internship Scholarship Programme is primarily to transform the compositio…
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The SAMRC’s Self-initiated Research (SIR) Grants Programme is designed to support original research…
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Intra-amniotic inflammation (IAI) or chorioamnionitis is a common complication of pregnancy producin…
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The Government of the Republic of South Africa, through its Department of Science and Innovation (DS…

Event Calendar

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9th Southern Africa Malaria Research Conference
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Advances in Psychedelic Medicine Webinar, 14 August 2024
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Health Systems Research Symposium, 27 August 2024
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Introduction to Biostatistics Short Course, 2 - 5 September 2024
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Biomedical Research & Innovation Platform Conference 2024, 16-17 October 2024
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10th SAMRC Scientific Merit Award Winners
Sisonke Documentary - Teasers

Caregivers who support children & adolescents living with HIV in South Africa need more support. Dr Darshini Govindasamy chats with the SABC on how the CWEL+ intervention assists with this