South African Medical Research Council

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.The President and CEO of the Council, Glenda Gray serves as an Emissary of the VARG. You can view her profile here. The SAMRC provides technical support and ad hoc stakeholder engagement funding to the VARG. – Click here