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Soweto projects: To improve health educational levels on non-communicable diseases

Soweto projects: To improve health educational levels on non-communicable diseases

Posted on: 20 November 2013

Soweto Cardiovascular Research Unit – Seven Year Review 2006 - 2013. Projects run in Soweto that aim to improve health educational levels on non-communicable diseases.


Socio-cultural, environmental and behavioural determinants of obesity in black South African women

Socio-cultural, environmental and behavioural determinants of obesity in black South African women

Posted on: 31 October 2013

South Africa is undergoing a rapid epidemiological transition and has the highest prevalence of obesity in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with black women being the most affected (obesity prevalence 31.8%). Although genetic factors are important, socio-cultural, environmental and behavioural factors and the influence of socio-economic status are more likely to explain the high prevalence of obesity.


The Wits team in Dakar

The Wits team in Dakar

Posted on: 6 August 2013

PASCAR started in 1981 in Badagry, Nigeria in response to an increase in cardiovascular disorders on the African continent. In 2013 the event was held in Dakar, capital of Senegal, the westernmost city in Africa. Dakar is a major administrative centre and home to the National Assembly of Senegal and the presidential palace of Senegal.


HEDUAfrica officially launches at Soweto’s Elias Motsoaledi and Senaoane clinics

HEDUAfrica officially launches at Soweto’s Elias Motsoaledi and Senaoane clinics

Posted on: 2 August 2013

HEDUAfrica officially launched at Soweto’s Elias Motsoaledi and Senaoane clinics on 19 and 20 March 2013.


Health awareness day for teens at Soweto’s Ibhongo Secondary School

Health awareness day for teens at Soweto’s Ibhongo Secondary School

Posted on: 31 May 2012

A large team consisting of several professors, physicians, dieticians, nurses and basic science students recently attended Ibhongo Secondary School in Soweto as part of the campaign to increase awareness among African teenagers about the numerous issues concerning healthy lifestyles.