16 March 2020 – Funded research on COVID-19

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Research
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Department of Science and Innovation reallocated R4 million towards COVID-19 research and related projects.

The funds will assist in projects related to surveillance, therapeutic management, and understanding the local epidemiology of COVID-19 in Africa. Funds will also assist in establishing ethical and regulatory frameworks to facilitate research on COVID-19.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/minister-higher-education-science-and-innovation-statement-measures-combat-covid-19