CSIR works to help improve the health of all South Africans. Health projects include TB diagnostic development, technology for better healthcare, air pollution and cancer. To combat the high burden of disease, CSIR researchers develop cost-effective bio-therapeutic and biomedical technologies and health infrastructure in under-resourced areas. In addition, the CSIR focuses on unlocking the value contained in South Africa’s biodiversity and indigenous knowledge to improve food processing technologies and to contribute to food security.
The research publications section has materials on CSIR’s intervention thematic areas.