South African Traditional Medicines Research Unit

Area: Cape Town, Western cape
Postal Address: University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, 7925 Observatory, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 406 6286
Fax: +27 (0)21 448 1989
Contact Person: Prof. Peter Smith, Acting Director

The Medical Research Council Traditional Medicines Research Unit was founded in 1997 and its principal objectives are:

  • to establish a research culture, and to introduce modern research methodologies around the use and understanding of traditional medicines; and
  • to create an environment that will attract young scientists and potential leaders in the field.
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