South Africa

The South African Social Science and HIV Programme (SASH) 

SASH is a joint project of the University of Cape Town, South Africa and Brown University. SASH enhances infrastructure and research investments at the University of Cape Town’s School of Public Health and Family Medicine. Key to these efforts are the training and mentoring of SASH fellows, young South African leaders who are learning to apply social science methods to better understand the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. These investments will develop a new generation of rigorously trained HIV social scientists to address research questions of social science and public health importance, and to foster a culture of excellence in social science research on HIV/AIDS.

The South Africa Addiction Technology Transfer Center 

The South Africa ATTC reflects a strategic international partnership between the New England ATTC, one of the longest continuously operating ATTCs in the US, and the University of Cape Town, the oldest and highest-ranked University in South Africa. Its primary focus is to develop and strengthen South Africa’s national workforce to provide evidence-based integrated substance use disorder, mental health, and HIV care.

South African Medical Research Council

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) was established in 1969 with a mandate to improve the health of the country’s population, through research, development and technology transfer, so that people can enjoy a better quality of life. The scope of the organization’s research projects includes tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular and non-communicable diseases, gender and health, and alcohol and other drug abuse. With a strategic objective to help strengthen the health systems of the country – in line with that of the Department of Health, the SAMRC constantly identifies the main causes of death in South Africa.

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