Welcome to the Soweto Cardiovascular Research Heart Unit

The Soweto Cardiovascular Research Heart Unit (Socru) was set up in January 2006 in order to co-ordinate a range of research into cardiovascular disease in Soweto, South Africa, and to promote research collaboration in this area.

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Mission statement

The unit’s mission is to do research in cardiovascular diseases that are common in Southern Africa, where

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News

Dr Anastase Dzudie and brief feedback Cameroon meeting - Heart of Africa Book launch

Dr Anastase Dzudie and brief feedback Cameroon meeting - Heart of Africa Book launch [Read more]

Human health research methods seminar and PASCAR hypertension and heart failure symposion

Human health research methods seminar and PASCAR hypertension and heart failure symposion

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the second edition of the research and scientific days (R&ScD) of the Douala General Hospital (DGH) in Douala, from the 11th to 13th October 2016.

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Featured Publications

Impact of HIV in Heart of Soweto

2011 - Karen Sliwa, Melinda J. Carrington, Anthony Becker, Fredrich Thienemann, Mpiko Ntsekhe and Simon Stewart
  • European Heart Journal Advance Access (November 2011) doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehr398
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Projects

Projects

The Soweto Cardiovascular Research Unit has been involved in a number of projects since it first started up. Currently it is occupied with four main ongoing projects related to cardiovascular research in South Africa.

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Primary care: prevention in youth and adults

Primary care: prevention in youth and adults

In-reach programme to extend the successful Heart of Soweto hypertension and heart failure management programmes into a broader chronic disease management programme, and then to extend this into the Soweto primary health clinics.

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Awareness days

Awareness days