Department of Health


Medium Term Strategic Framework for 2009-2014.


Government Objectives:

  • To improve the health profile of all South Africans.
  • Objectives met by clinical research:
    • Clinical Research contributes to the advancement of medicine and healthcare.
    • It empowers healthcare providers and academia with cutting-edge scientific tools and enables patients to play an active role in their own healthcare.
    • Gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, usually free of charge. Obtain expert medical care at leading healthcare facilities during the trial.
    • Help others by contributing to medical research.