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.[Read more]
The unit’s mission is to do research in cardiovascular diseases that are common in Southern Africa, where[Read more]
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Soweto Cardiovascular Research Unit – Seven Year Review 2006 - 2013. Projects run in Soweto that aim to improve health educational levels on non-communicable diseases.
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.[Read more]
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.[Read more]
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.[Read more]