South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
Building a healthy nation through research and innovation


The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) was established in 1969 with the aim to deliver on a mandate to promote the improvement of the health and the quality of life of the population of our country through research, development and technology transfer.

The scope of the SAMRC’s research includes basic laboratory investigations, clinical research and public health studies.  Research at the SAMRC focuses on the ten highest causes of mortality in South Africa and includes TB, HIV, chronic diseases, alcohol and drug abuse, and women’s health.

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The South African Medical Research Council strongly supports excellence in health research and has established a set of medal awards to recognise world-class science.

The Awards are among South Africa’s most prestigious and are dedicated to contributions to health research in South Africa.


arrow SVRI Forum 2017, 18 - 21 September 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
arrow 1st PAN-African Psychology Congress, 18 - 21 September 2017, Durban
arrow Annual Pharmacology Conference, 2 - 4 October 2017, Bloemfontein
arrow 11th Early Career Scientific Conference, 12 - 13 October 2017, SAMRC Cape Town, Head Office, Theme: “Leadership and Excellence”
arrow 3rd Malaria Research Conference 2017, 7 - 9 November 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
arrow SASA 2017, 59th Annual Conference, 27 - 30 November 2017, Bloemfontein


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