The Discovery Foundation was launched in 2006 with the aim of investing in the education and training of medical specialists and the development of academic and research centres, with a specific focus on those areas with the greatest need.
The vision of the Discovery Foundation is to extend Discovery’s philosophy of making people healthier to more South Africans. Through the Discovery Foundation’s support for specialist training and skills development, we believe we can make a difference and contribute to the future health and wellbeing of all South Africans. Over a 10-year period, the Foundation will have invested more than R100 million in the training of 300 specialists for South Africa’s public sector.
This year marks our five-year anniversary and to date, the Foundation has committed more than R62 million in scholarships and grants to 146 recipients, including several organisations working in public healthcare. Through these awards, the Foundation has contributed to academic and clinical research and sub-specialist training in the healthcare focus areas of TB, HIV and AIDS, neuropsychiatry, kidney disease, pneumonia, paediatrics, cervical cancer, pharmacology, septic arthritis, gynaecology and obstetrics, critical care, cardiology as well as retaining specialist care and skills in rural areas.
Applications for the Discovery Foundation Awards for 2012 are open. Do you know someone deserving who is helping to advance healthcare and making a difference in the lives of those in their care? Read more about each of the Foundation Awards and how to apply for 2012 at our website.
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