On behalf of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE) a joint workshop will be held on 22-23 October 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa.

The workshop is an outcome of the agreement on cooperation in the fields of science, technology, and innovation between the governments of South Africa and Sweden.

The workshop will be hosted by the SAMRC and will take place at the SAMRC Conference Centre where South African and Swedish delegates will come together to define and formulate the scope of a joint call in two health research focus areas of high priority, ie. ‘Inequalities in health’ and ‘Health systems and health systems policies’.