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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Friday, 6 August 2021
An investment case for the prevention and management of rheumatic heart disease in the African Union 2021–30: a modelling study

Despite declines in deaths from rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Africa over the past 30 years, it remains a major cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality on the continent. We present an investment case for interventions to prevent and manage RHD in the African Union (AU).

Publication Date:
Thu, 13 May 2021 - 14:30
Taking a Stand Against Air Pollution – The Impact on Cardiovascular Disease

Taking a Stand Against Air Pollution,  A simultaneous publication by the 4 leading cardiac societies – led by Prof. Karen Sliwa

Publication Date:
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 - 08:15
Tafadzwa Machipisa, wins 2nd place at the 16th Meeting of the H3Africa Consortium Virtual Conference 2020

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.

Publication Date:
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 - 08:00
Catalysing the response to NCDI Poverty at a time of COVID-19

Nelson Mandela wrote ”Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 14:00