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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.


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.


Heart of Soweto moves to primary health care

Heart of Soweto moves to primary health care

Posted on: 28 January 2010

Rationale: Thirty years ago, the Declaration of Alma-Ata recognised the role of social and environmental factors in illness and identified the importance of primary health care as the key to achieving the WHO goal of “Health for All”.


Cardiovascular Disease: life or lifestyle?

Cardiovascular Disease: life or lifestyle?

Posted on: 27 January 2010

In contrast to the decline in developed nations of common cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, myocardial infarction, and heart failure, there is a surprising increase in the prevalence of these diseases in emerging economies such as South Africa. South Africa therefore requires more effective primary prevention programmes targeting the causes of these diseases.


Incidence and characteristics of newly diagnosed rheumatic heart disease in urban African adults

Incidence and characteristics of newly diagnosed rheumatic heart disease in urban African adults

Posted on: 27 January 2010

Incidence and characteristics of newly diagnosed rheumatic heart disease in Urban African adults: insights from the Heart of Soweto Study

Little is known on the incidence and clinical characteristics of newly diagnosed rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in adulthood from urban African communities in epidemiologic transition.