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Josha Research is situated in Bloemfontein, central South Africa.

Bloemfontein has a population of about 840 000 people.

Our diversity lies in the variety of social and cultural groupings. 

Excellent and modern facilities, including two universities (one with a respected medical school), various colleges and training institutions, four private and three academic hospitals, are examples of what the city can offer.

Extensive and internationally recognized pharmaceutical research, meeting the highest standards, has been conducted by Bloemfontein academic institutions and private laboratories over the past few decades.

Josha Research is situated within a two kilometre radius from a radiology centre and pathologist. Josha Research has a number of specialists on the team; cardiologist, gynaecologist, paediatrician, psychologist, neurologist and general surgeon. 

The site is situated in the central business district. It is within walking distance of many shopping centres, the Central University of Technology, Colleges, the main taxi rank, railway station, central bus station, banks, government departments, etc.

There are several courier services available as well as an airport.

There is also a four star hotel right across the street for accommodation. Josha Research can host small conferences up to twenty people and there are many conference facilities in and around Bloemfontein.  .

In general it could be said that Josha Research has access to between 400 and 600 patients per day. Josha Research draws patients from four general practices as well as some government clinics.

General Practice Information:
The main practice is situated on the same premises as the research site and has a patient population of between 90 to 140 per day. Two other practices are also within 50 metres from the main practice and have a patient population of between 50 and 70 per day.

The other practice is situated in a shopping centre in Botshabelo. This practice has a patient population of between 60 and 100 per day.

Botshabelo is a rural area, situated 60 kilometres from Bloemfontein and has a population of 1 000 000 people.

Profile and Research Capacity:
Profile:  Josha Research consists of 3 entities:

  • General practices,
  • An independent clinical research facility conducting clinical trials on various illnesses and
  • A non-profit entity focussing on HIV/AIDS, TB etc.

Research Capacity:  Full suite of clinical and behavioural science facilities • State-of-the-art information technology systems • Waiting rooms • Reception desk • Educational room •Five private counselling rooms  • Five clinical exam rooms • Phlebotomy room (with crash cart) • Data management centre • Private offices for study coordinators, quality assurance group, community liaison officer, and other staff • Monitors room •Access-controlled file room as well as medicine storage room • Meeting room with capacity for approximately 20 people.

 

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