Each year, for doctors working in the public healthcare sector, the Discovery Foundation gives five different awards to outstanding individual and institutional awardees.
The Discovery Foundation is an independent trust with a clear focus to strengthen the healthcare system by ensuring that more people have access to specialised healthcare services.
In the first decade since its inception, the Discovery Foundation has invested over R189 million in grants to support academic medicine through research, development and the training of medical specialists in South Africa. Its aim is to invest R300 million towards specialised healthcare services over 20 years.
Given the importance of cultivating teaching excellence and clinical research in South Africa the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Award is aimed at boosting South Africa, as a leading hub internationally for clinical research and science.
The recipients will receive funding for postgraduate research or for use as a salary. The recipients will have the opportunity to take on a period of full-time study and research towards Masters or Doctoral degrees.
This award aims to improve medical skills by boosting Sub-specialist training and Academic Medicine in South Africa. The awards also aim to contribute towards the research output of departments that receive funding.
Discovery Foundation Awards for healthcare in rural and underserved areas aims to attract and retain medical doctors in rural areas by facilitating access to resources and opportunities to develop professionally.
This award aims to boost healthcare resources by recognising an organisation that shows excellence in education, service delivery, training and innovation over the long term.
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