Certificate of compliance

South African Medical Research Council

is in compliance with the HONcode

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5 Years

Certificate validity 13 Sep 2012 - Sep 2014

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Date of initial review:

19 Feb 2007

Certificate validity

13 Sep 2012 - Sep 2014

Date of last visit:

25 Feb 2014
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

MRC Board members 1 November 2010 to 31 October 2013
Prof Lizo Mazwai - Chairperson
Professor Mazwai is a retired Professor of Surgery and Chief Specialist from the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital. He is currently a Specialist General Surgeon at St Mary’s Private Hospital in Mthatha. Professor Mazwai has a wide range of experience in the health sector, which includes sitting on a number of committees. He has also published extensively, in both journals and on the Internet.

(13 Sep 2012) - Link

The purpose of our content is to support but in no way replace the doctor-patient relationship. As a research science council, MRC does not provide medical advice.

(13 Sep 2012) - Link

7. Privacy
7.1 The MRC shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of Users and for the purpose of this clause, “personal information” shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA).
7.2 The MRC may electronically collect, store and use the following personal information of Users:
7.2.1 name and surname;
7.2.2 area code;
7.2.3 street address;
7.2.4 postal address;
7.2.5 title;
7.2.6 contact numbers;

(13 Sep 2012) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Decongestants, antihistamines and nasal irrigation for acute sinusitis in children.
Citation: Shaikh N, Wald ER, Pi M. Decongestants, antihistamines and nasal irrigation for acute sinusitis in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD007909. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007909.pub3.

(13 Sep 2012) - Link

Last updated:
13 September, 2012

(13 Sep 2012) - Link

This principle is not applicable to this site 

Contact the Webmaster

(13 Sep 2012) - Link

MRC is funded by the South African government and national and international grants.

(13 Sep 2012) - Link

The MRC website is not used for advertisements.

(13 Sep 2012) - Link

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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