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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HEDUAfrica visits Centre of Research Excellence in Melbourne

HEDUAfrica visits Centre of Research Excellence in Melbourne

Members of HEDUAfrica were privileged to visit the Centre of Research Excellence in Melbourne, Australia to learn firsthand about their study focus

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2014 World Congress of Cardiology held in Australia

2014 World Congress of Cardiology held in Australia

The World Congress of Cardiology is a major international conference that addresses and tackles the importance of cardiovascular health and disease

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Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease in African women

Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease in African women

Hypertension and hypertensive heart disease is one of the main contributors to a growing burden of non- communicable forms of cardiovascular disease

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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–

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

Increasing health awareness in Soweto via SMS messaging

Increasing health awareness in Soweto via SMS messaging

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

News

HEDUAfrica visits Centre of Research Excellence in Melbourne

HEDUAfrica visits Centre of Research Excellence in Melbourne

Members of HEDUAfrica were privileged to visit the Centre of Research Excellence in Melbourne, Australia to learn firsthand about their study focus and methods, particularly in the field of cardiovascular disease.

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2014 World Congress of Cardiology held in Australia

2014 World Congress of Cardiology held in Australia

The World Congress of Cardiology is a major international conference that addresses and tackles the importance of cardiovascular health and disease on a global scale by attracting a strong and renowned international faculty of experts.

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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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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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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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Exercise

Hundred modified

Hundred modified

The Hundred excercise is practiced at the beginning of the routine for endurance

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Roll up prep

Roll up prep

The Roll Up Prep will utilise and strengthen the:

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Featured recipes

Herbal teas

Herbal teas This delicious tea is perfect for unwinding at the end of a long day. [Read more]

Fruit punch

Fruit punch A delicious and refreshingly healthy fruit combination. [Read more]