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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Image 01 Press Release: Collaboration underscores malaria agenda  

November 7, 2017

Image 01 Press Release: SAPRIN: evidence-base data to inform sustainable solutions 

November 1, 2017

Image 01 Request for Applications: Request for Applications: PhD scholarships

Closing date: 15 December 2017

Image 01 Press Release: Accountable medical research council engages Standing Committee on Health

October 3, 2017


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 Biostatistics Short Course on Advanced Multilevel Modelling, 16-18 November 2017, KwaZulu-Natal
arrow International Summit on Quackery and Pseudoscience, 20 - 21 November 2017, Stellenbosch
arrow SASA 2017, 59th Annual Conference, 27 - 30 November 2017, Bloemfontein
arrow Child Health Priorities Conference, 30 November - 2 December 2017, Pretoria (Abstract submission deadline extended to 4 November 2017)


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