Research Impact

2017/2018

SAMRC Research Impact is based on peer-reviewed scientific outputs of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and is produced in-house by the Strategic, Monitoring, Compliance and Government Liaison Office.

South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) is the custodian of medical research in the country, with a strong commitment towards building scientific capacity. A growing body of evidence will enable scientists to use substantiated evidence to address the country’s quadruple burden of disease.

Comprising HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB), non-communicable diseases, maternal, newborn and child health, as well as violence and injury, this cocktail of colliding epidemics remains firmly at the centre of the country’s ailing health services. Despite this, South Africa (SA), with the largest burden of HIV in the world, has made great strides to significantly reduce the number of HIV-related deaths.

As can be expected from the leading funder of medical science in Africa, scientific excellence is central to all research being conducted using SAMRC-funding.

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