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

PASCAR Heart Failure Task Force

PASCAR Heart Failure Task Force

PASCAR & Tanzania Cardiac Conference, Dar Es Salaam 20-22 April 2016

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Dr Dike Ojii of Nigeria joins Socru

Dr Dike Ojii of Nigeria joins Socru

Socru is proud to announce that it has a new postdoctoral fellow from Nigeria, Dr Dike Ojii.

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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