Meet our Partners: South African Medical Research Council 

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) plays a pivotal role in international health initiatives through its Climate Change and Health Research Programme. Focused on enhancing the lives of disadvantaged communities, SAMRC leads significant projects aimed at reducing harmful exposures and improving quality of life.

SAMRC’s role in the project

Air pollution is a pervasive global health issue, contributing significantly to morbidity and mortality. In the PLANET4HEALTH project, SAMRC will bring together big data to develop a tool aimed at directing interventions to improve air quality and reduce health impacts, particularly among vulnerable populations.


The Climate Change and Health Research Programme at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) leads large international projects aimed at improving the lives of people, especially those living in poverty, by reducing harmful exposures and intervening with adaptations that enhance quality of life.

Quote about the project

“We are excited to work with our collaborators to find solutions to air pollution and health impacts that can be applied not only in South Africa but around the world. This project will break new ground in air quality forecasting and assist decision-makers to protect people’s health and wellbeing.” – Caradee Wright

Meet the SAMRC team

SAMRC team
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