NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery @South Africa Hub

The South Africa Hub is based in Gauteng province, Johannesburg City.

The Johannesburg Hub is responsible for executing clinical trials – in collaboration with the sponsors we ensure systems are in place for a successful trial.

The South Africa Hub is based in Gauteng province, Johannesburg City, in a suburb called Parktown. The Hub office is based at the University of Witwatersrand, Medical School Campus and is operating from the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital (the 3rd largest hospital in the world) for the FALCON trial.

The Hub’s main activities are:

  • Centrally co-ordinating country specific activities
  • Management and training of the Spoke hospitals
  • Providing administrative services for the country network
  • Maintaining regular communication with the University of Birmingham
Dr Rachel Moore

Dr Rachel Moore
Head, Acute Care Surgery (Hub Director)

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Professor Bruce Biccard
Professor and Consultant Anaesthetist (Cape Town)

Nnosa Sentholang - Administrator

Nnosa Sentholang

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Maria Fourtounas
Deputy Hub Director

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Professor Martin Smith
Chairman & Academic Head of the Department of Surgery

Ihuoma Iwuji – Research Nurse

Ihuoma Iwuji
Research Nurse

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Mr Mpho Thobejane
Financial Administrator

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Mr Abdus-sami Adewunmi

Spoke Hospitals In South Africa

  1. Edenvale Hospital
  2. Sebokeng Hospital
  3. Helen Joseph Hospital
  4. Groote Schuur Hospital 

South Africa Hub Projects

Bringing together surgeons, researchers and policy makers to set the local research agenda according to patient need in LMIC and ensuring all patients have the opportunity to take part in our research.