Strategic Plan

For the Fiscal Years 2015/16 - 2019/20

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) Strategic plan conforms to the National Treasury Strategic Planning and the Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF). South Africa is   facing significant health and development challenges, in particular the quadruple Burden of Disease  (BoD), comprising HIV/AIDS and TB, Maternal and Child Mortality, Non-Communicable Diseases as well as Violence and Injuries. The global economic recession and socio-political situation have also added to the challenges our country is facing while dealing with these 4 colliding epidemics in the midst of the current significant levels of unemployment, poverty and disease burden in South Africa.

This Strategic Plan for2015/16 –2019/20 is an opportunity for the SAMRC, as one of South Africa’s premier Science Institutions, to commit to be coming a world-class research organisation and to strengthening relationships with the Ministry of Health, the National Department of Health and health sector partners to facilitate and support the implementation and achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Negotiated Service Delivery Agreement (NSDA) outputs and the National Department of Health’s Ten Point Plan. The National Health Insurance Policy Proposal is also factored into this revised strategic plan.

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