South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)

Grantee Information: 

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a statutory research body established in 1969 by an Act of Parliament. It is considered one of Africa’s top science councils. The MRC’s Unit for Clinical and Biomedical TB Research has provided scientific leadership in the fields of clinical, pharmacokinetic, microbiological, molecular and epidemiological research.  The Unit has also conducted various community based TB projects.

Purpose: 
School Based Programs Piloted schools based program to increase TB and TB/HIV awareness amongst high school learners and their teachers; Promoted early detection of TB at schools and in the community. This will include workshops, surveillance tool, evaluation, recommendations to DOH and expansion to other schools.
Term of Grant: 
08/01/11-11/30/12
Areas Served: 
36 high schools in KwaZulu-Natal in the areas of KwaMashu, Umlazi, Ndwedwe, Inanda and Pietermaritzburg
Wave: 
2