Charlotte Maxeke Medical Research Cluster

Charlotte Maxeke Medical Research Cluster

Female doctor holding application form while consulting patient


CMeRC was established as a collaborating Agency with the following constituent members:

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH)1, Gauteng Department of

Health and Social Development (GDoHSD)2, National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS)3


The Mission of CMERC is to promote an interdisciplinary and scientific environment in clinical practice that fosters excellence in acquiring, production, communication and implementation of knowledge for the improvement of patient care in an efficient and creative



The Vision of CMERC is to create an environment suitable for comprehensive research, service and training in translational research through a multi-disciplinary programme that would reduce the burden of diseases through an effective and efficient health care system.


In general, CMERC performs translational research for effective and efficient health service deliveries. The main areas of its competence include Evidence-based health care, Clinical research, Clinical economics, Health Technology Assessment and Medical Management.