South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
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Media Invitation

8 June 2015

Media are invited to a briefing by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) at the SA Aids Conference where the council will be presenting key findings and recommendations on improving patient care for MDR-TB patients and announcing new research funding ventures for South African medical scientists. 

DATE: Thursday, 11 June 2015
TIME:  09:45 – 10:30 – CAT
VENUE:  Durban, ICC Meeting room 11AB (media briefing room)


  • Professor Glenda Gray – SAMRC President
  • Dr Roxanna Rustomjee – SAMRC Strategic Health Innovation Partnerships (SHIP)
  • Dr Marian Loveday – SAMRC Health Systems Research Unit


  • TB HIV Collaborating centres announced
  • New TB Newton funding call
  • TB RePORT – NIH funding call
  • Models of care for MDR-TB patients in South Africa – key recommendations to improving patient care in South Africa

NOTE: fact sheets will be handed out at the briefing and interviews facilitated on-site. 

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