In 2020, the year of ‘everything virtual’, Tafadzwa Machipisa, one of our PhD candidates at the University of Cape Town (HICRA) and McMaster University (Population Health Research Institute, PHRI, Canada), qualified to present into the H3Africa Speed presentations session.
To better understand the intersection between cardiovascular disease and COVID-19, the World Heart Federation (WHF) has launched 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.
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).
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Professor Lionel Opie, co-Founder of the Hatter Institute, University of Cape Town. We have lost a great mentor and wonderful man, a highly respected clinician-scientist who dedicated his life to being at the heart of research.
The Bongani Mayosi Memorial Lecture was introduced by European Society of Cardiology (ESC) President Barbara Casadei, and World Heart Federation (WHF) President Karen Sliwa—who worked with Professor Mayosi and shared his passion and desire to eradicate Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) from Africa.
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