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.
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...
Heart of Africa
This includes collaborative projects that examine the emergence of heart disease in African communities in epidemiological transition.
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Thursday, 28 May 2020
Education key to preventing heart disease

The role of education in the prevention of heart disease was emphasised at the 2019 World Heart Day event on Sunday, 29 September, at the Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town. The event was hosted by the president of the World Heart Federation, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Karen Sliwa.

Publication Date:
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 - 09:45
Dr. Frederic Nduhirabandi, a researcher at the Hatter Institute, visited the University of Namibia

Dr. Frederic Nduhirabandi, a researcher at the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa, visited the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Namibia (UNAM) from 28 Aug to 30 August, hosted by Professor Christian John Hunter, the head of the Departments of Internal Medicine and Physiology at the School of Medicine.

Publication Date:
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 - 09:15
Prof Sliwa opens the European Society of Cardiology with the World Heart Federation Congress, Paris

Professor Karen Sliwa (University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa), President of the World Heart Federation (WHF) officially opened the ESC on Sunday September 1, 2019 in Paris. 


Publication Date:
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 - 13:00
The Uganda Heart Association: Developing cardiovascular care for the 45 million population is the objective of the Uganda Heart Association.

Prof Karen Sliwa as Director of HICRA, UCT and current President of the ‘World Heart Federation’ visited the Ugandan Heart Institute in Feb 2019.

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 - 11:00