SA HealthInfo online databases

African Trials Registry
The African Trials Register is a database of controlled trials performed in Africa and has been compiled by the South African Cochrane Centre.
Contact person: Ms Elizabeth Pienaar, of the SA Cochrane Centre e-mail: epienaar@mrc.ac.za

Community health information database (CHID)
This database is compiled by the staff of the SA University of the Free State Library and Information Services and includes a broad range of health information topics ranging from medical procedures and treatment to health policy issues. Contact person: Ms Suzette Lombard,of the Univ of the Orange Free State
e-mail:suzette@hbib.uovs.ac.za

MRC Health Research Projects
A database produced by the Medical Research Council that contains information regarding projects funded by the MRC and various other funding organisations.
Contact Person: Mr Clive Glass of the MRC Grants Administration office.
e-mail: clive.glass@mrc.ac.za

South African Food composition database
Use the SA Food Composition database to lookup the Energy and selected macronutrient (fat, protein, carbohydrate, fibre) composition of different foods.
Contact persons: Dr Petro Wolmarans, of the MRC Nutritional Intervention Research Unit
See also
Advanced Food composition database
e-mail: petro.wolmarans@mrc.ac.za

The South African Medical Database (SAMED)
SAMED manages the research outputs produced by MRC researchers and MRC-supported researchers. Reprints can be ordered from the MRC through the online Document delivery service. Contact person: Michelle Snyders, MRC Knowledge Management Division
e-mail: michelle.mathys@mrc.ac.za

UCT Traditional medicines database (TRAMED)
Information includes: botanical taxonomy; geographical location; monographs of traditional medicinal plants that will be included in a Traditional Herbal medicines Pharmacopoeia for South Africa; reported medicinal treatments, chemical information, pharmacological and toxicological content. Information has been gathered from the literature; institutions such as herbaria and botanical gardens; workshops with traditional healers (with their consent), and from already recorded narrative accounts. Contact details: South African Traditional Medicines Research Unit, Dept. of Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, 7925 Observatory, South Africa E-mail: satmerg@uctgsh1.uct.ac.za