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 Request for Applications: UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health.

Closing date: 2 May 2018 16:00 GMT + 1

Image 01 Press Release: Genomics centre in Cape Town to decode genes  

February 14, 2017

Image 01 Press Release: National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey underway 

February 5, 2017

Image 01 Press Release: Making better use of qualitative evidence in decision making

February 2, 2018


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.


6th International Conference, SVRI Forum 2019, 16 - 19 September 2019, South Africa

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