Heart of Africa and Cardiac Disease & Maternity Research Group
The incidence of cardiovascular disease is increasing across the world, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. In Africa, cardiovascular disease is the most common causes of maternal death in pregnant women.
Welcome to HICRA
The Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa (HICRA) strives to facilitate national and international research collaborations, consolidate and expand existing efforts to combat the most serious cardiovascular threats to health.
Hatter Lipid Research Group
Lipidology services and research at UCT date back more than 5 decades and have historically involved multiple departments including Chemical Pathology, Medical Biochemistry and Medicine. Lipidology has grown in the last few years and is now spread...
Cardiovascular Genetics Group
The Cardiovascular Genetics Group aims to discover the genetic causes of inherited and sporadic heart diseases and a few other rare genetic conditions in South Africa. By studying rare families with monogenic diseases, we hope to identify the...
General Medicine & Global Health (GMGH)
The mission of GMGH falls within HICRA to improve global health through research, education and health services in partnership with institutions in our communities in Africa.
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Tuesday, 7 July 2020
Hatter staff volunteering at COVID19 case and contract tracing

As we enter day 61 of SA lockdown, many in the institute have been working incredibly hard on a number of fronts. 

Publication Date:
Tue, 26 May 2020 - 13:00
Protection strategies in the context of COVID-19 Infection Control in China

The Hatter Institute (HICRA) hosted a joint  COVID19 Webinar by Prof Junbo Ge, (Shanghai, China) and Assoc. Prof Friedrich Thienemann (Zurich, Switzerland)



Publication Date:
Wed, 20 May 2020 - 11:30
Professor Karen Sliwa to lead a global prospective cohort study which aims to better describe cardiovascular outcomes and identify cardiovascular risk factors associated with poor prognosis in patients with COVID-19.

The World Heart Federation (WHF) is committed to supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to better understand the intersection between cardiovascular disease and COVID-19, 

Publication Date:
Wed, 29 Apr 2020 - 07:15
Coronavirus COVID-19 prevention guidelines for low-income countries

People with pre-existing conditions such as heart & lung disease or HIV & TB, elderly people, and people living in poor and densely populated areas are more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

Publication Date:
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 - 08:00