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 Richard Crawford
Hub Director

Professor Bruce Biccard
Professor and Consultant Anaesthetist (Cape Town)

Professor Deirdré Kruger
Statistical Hub Lead

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

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.