CHD Awareness Week
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 - 09:00

International Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week runs from the 7th to the 14th of February every year and aims to raise public awareness about CHD.

The Inaugural PROTEA Workshop
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 - 15:45

The Inaugural PROTEA (Partnerships for Children with Heart Disease in Africa) Workshop will be held in Cape Town from 13th to 15th March 2019.

Register now!

Happy New Year!
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 - 16:00

Seasons greetings and a happy new year from the Children's Heart Disease Research Unit!

Collaboration for Evidence Based Healthcare and Public Health Doctoral Scholarship
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 - 12:15

The Collaboration for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Public Health in Africa (CEBHA+), invites applications for three doctoral students to apply for a 3-year scholarship valued at a total of € 24,000.

CHDRU Director, A/Prof Liesl Zühlke, Wins Prestigious African Research Leader Award
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 - 13:30

CHDRU Director, Associate Professor Liesl Zühlke, has recently won the prestigious SA Medical Research Council/ UK Department of International Development (MRC/DFID) African Research Leader Award.

World Heart Day
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 - 11:30

World Heart Day 2018 celebrations kicked off on Thursday, September 27th at the Red Cross Children's Hospital with CHDRU staff and volunteers handing out goodies to children and their parents.

Heart Awareness Month
Heart Awareness Month
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - 09:30

Our Unit Director, Prof Liesl Zühlke, spoke with the Afternoon Express on 3's Jeannie D about heart health in the run up to World Heart Day on September 29th.

Mobile-Health in Congenital Heart Disease
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 09:30

Prof Philip Moons, honorary Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at UCT and collaborator on the Adole 7C study, spoke about Patient perspectives on mobile health in congenital heart disease: focus on motivation and quality of life at the 2018 European Society of Cardiology Congress held in Munich, Germany.

The Cape Town Declaration Calls for Improved Strategies to Treat RHD
Thu, 23 Aug 2018 - 11:00

The Cape Town Declaration, first published online in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery on August 3rd 2018, declares its mission "to urge all relevant entities within the international cardiac surgery, industry, and government sectors to commit to develop and implement an effective strategy to address the scourge of RHD in the developing world through increased access to life-saving cardiac surgery".

Heart health
Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease Awareness Week
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 - 08:00

Each year the first week of August is dedicated to highlighting and raising awareness about an entirely preventable disease which causes unnecessary death and suffering amongst the poorest communities in our country. This Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease Awareness Week (6-12 August 2018) and in memory of Professor Bongani Mayosi, who tirelessly championed the fight against RHD, we call on health leaders in South Africa to pay attention to the devastation that the disease continues to inflict.

Prof Mayosi
Passing of Professor Bongani Mayosi
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 - 09:30

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Bongani Mayosi on July 27 2018. His loss to South Africa, Africa, cardiovascular diseases of poverty, his family and friends is unfathomable. Professor Mayosi will be deeply missed by everyone who had the pleasure and fortune to cross his path and will always be remembered for his integrity, scientific rigour and dedication to improving public health.

RHD Action Launches 2018 Small Grants Programme
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 - 12:00

Following a successful first round of the Small Grants Programme in 2017, RHD Action has announced the launch of the second round of their Small Grants Programme for 2018.