News – Awareness

Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and  under-5 mortality during 1990–

Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990–

Posted on: 1 July 2014

Remarkable financial and political efforts have been focused on the reduction of child mortality during the past few decades.


Increasing health awareness in Soweto via SMS messaging

Increasing health awareness in Soweto via SMS messaging

Posted on: 24 June 2014

Mobile health is evolving as a valuable tool to advance healthcare in areas of limited access to health services.


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.


Patients with heart disease encouraged to live and eat right

Patients with heart disease encouraged to live and eat right

Posted on: 19 March 2010

The Soweto Cardiovascular Research Unit partnered with Adcock Ingram, through its generics portfolio team, to host workshops on disease management and healthy eating cooking demonstrations for heart disease patients at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.


Prestigious lecture series at Wits: cardiovascular disease in Africans and importance of lifestyle

Prestigious lecture series at Wits: cardiovascular disease in Africans and importance of lifestyle

Posted on: 28 January 2010

Although cardiovascular disease and its major component, heart disease, exists in epidemic proportions in Western developed countries, it is also an increasing problem in Africa, contributing to significant morbidity and premature mortality in vulnerable populations.