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SAMRC 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 organisation's research projects includes tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular and non-communicable diseases, gender and health, and alcohol and other drug abuse.
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Inter-Comparison Campaign of Solar UVR Instruments under Clear Sky Conditions at Reunion Island (21◦S, 55◦E) (MDPI, 2020-04-19)Measurement of solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is important for the assessment of potential beneficial and adverse impacts on the biosphere, plants, animals, and humans. Excess solar UVR exposure in humans is associated ...
An implementation study of oral and blood-based HIV self-testing and linkage to care among men in rural and peri-urban KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (John Wiley and Sons, 2020-04-22)Introduction: In South Africa, men living with HIV are less likely than women to test and know their status (the first UNAIDS “90-90-90” target), and men have worse outcomes across the HIV care cascade. HIV self-testing ...
Association of deworming with reduced eosinophilia: implications of HIV/AIDS and co-endemic diseases (2003)Eosinophil counts in venous blood were monitored during a randomized controlled deworming trial (n = 155 children) that lasted for a year, and in a whole-school deworming programme (range 174-256 children) of 2 years' ...
(2003)This study shows for the first time the accumulation of fumonisin mycotoxins in human hair of population clusters exposed to contaminated maize, and thus the feasibility of human hair analysis for the assessment of past ...
Association between arterial compliance and anthropometry of children from four ethnic groups in South Africa: the Thusa bana study (2003)Aim: To investigate whether associations and differences exist regarding the arterial compliance, dietary intake and anthropometric parameters of children of four different ethnic groups in South Africa. Study design: In ...