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.
Heart of Africa - Maternity & Cardiac Disease Project
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.
Pan African Pulmonary Hypertension Cohort Study
PAPUCO was established in 2011 to describe the epidemiology and characteristics of pulmonary hypertension in Sub-Saharan Africa. The collaboration currently includes 18 cardiovascular specialist centres.
Cardioprotection Group
The major objective of the Cardioprotection Group is the delineation of novel cardioprotective pathways that can be activated to limit cell death in various pathophysiological conditions, incl. heart failure, myocardial infarction or diabetes.
The Hedu-Africa Project
Hedu-Africa creates a platform within the African context to create broader awareness around cardiovascular disease in maternity with the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality and improving child outcome in South Africa. Using videos of woman who...
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Saturday, 28 May 2016

In May 2016 Prof. Karen Sliwa welcomed Prof Derek Yellon and Prof Bernard Gersh, board members of the Hatter Institute during their visit at the Institute. 

Publication Date:
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 12:00

Prof. Karen Sliwa held the Pan-African Cardiac Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Task Force meeting jointly with the first Tanzania Cardiac Conference in Dar Es Salaam (20-22 April 2016).

Publication Date:
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 09:45

Congratulations are in order to Hatter Institute’s soccer team affectionately known as Mad Hatters, for winning the best dressed team in an annual IDM soccer tournament held on Friday March 11, 2016.  The award carried a prize of R500.  

Publication Date:
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 09:15

Hatter Institute for Cardiology Research in Africa would like to congratulate Prof. Karen Sliwa-Hahnle  for achieving the 2015/2016 Life-time Achiever award.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 10:00