SAPRIN is governed by a Steering Committee which has oversight of the SAPRIN budget, spending, and the focus of the scientific work, as well as ensuring the quality and safety of research activities undertaken by SAPRIN.
Prof Glenda Gray
South African Medical Research Council President and CEO
Prof Steve Tollman
Director Agincourt MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit
Prof Eric Maimela
Director DIMAMO HDSS, University of Limpopo
Prof Willem Hanekom
Director Africa Health Research Unit (AHRI)
Prof David Everatt
Director Gauteng Research Triangle Initiative for the Study of Population, Infrastructure and Regional Economic Development (GRT-INSPIRED)
Dr Hannah Hussey
Director Cape Town Surveillance through Healthcare Action Research Project (C-SHARP) HDSS
Dr Nompumelelo Nzimande
Director Umlazi Surveillance Initiative to Nurture Grassroots Action (USINGA) HDSS
The South African Medical Research Council recognizes the catastrophic and persisting consequences of colonialism and apartheid, including land dispossession and the intentional imposition of educational and health inequities. Acknowledging the SAMRC’s historical role in, and silence on, health and research inequalities during apartheid, the organisation commits its capacities and resources to continued promotion of equity and dignity in health and health care.