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.

International Lead Poisoning Prevention week:
22 - 28 October 2017
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(Supplied by WHO and Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint.)

What Works video, "Stopping Violence Before it Starts", was selected as one of
three Communications X-Change Award winners.

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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 3rd Malaria Research Conference 2017, 7 - 9 November 2017, Johannesburg, 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


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