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World Heart Day 2021
Mon, 27 Sep 2021 - 08:30

This year on World Heart Day, the World Heart Federation are asking the world to 'use heart to connect'.

National Heart Awareness Month
Fri, 03 Sep 2021 - 14:15

Celebrated annually in September, this month is dedicated to raising awareness about cardiovascular disease in South Africa.

Prof Zühlke Featured on Discovery Podcast
Tue, 10 Aug 2021 - 11:15
CHDRU Director, Prof Liesl Zühlke encourages all of us to have the vaccine as she shares her experience of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Discovery COVID-19 podcast. 
Rheumatic Fever Week 2021
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 - 11:15

South Africa will be recognising Rheumatic Fever Week from 2 through 8 August this year.

Take Part in the UCT FHS Transformation Survey
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 - 10:30

Share your ideas in a safe (and anonymous) space and let your voice be heard by taking part in the first faculty-wide transformation survey!

Prof Zühlke Featured on WHF Podcast
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 - 14:45

CHDRU Director, Prof Liesl Zühlke, features on the second episode of WHF's Conversations from the Heart Podcast.

Seed Funding Opportunity: RFP
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 - 11:00

The Bongani Mayosi Collaborative for Cardiovascular Disease Research Excellence in Africa is looking to provide four grants to postgraduate research fellows and early career researchers!

Genetic Determinants of Rheumatic Heart Disease Risk in Black Africans Identified
Thu, 08 Jul 2021 - 14:00

A pan-African study led by researchers at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has identified the genetic determinants of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) risk in black Africans.

Tribute to Mr Fareed Matthews
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 - 14:00

It is with immense sadness that we announce, Mr Fareed Matthews, founder of Brave Little Hearts SA, passed away on Wednesday, June 30th following a courageous battle with COVID-19.

New Health Sciences Deputy Dean Talks Research, Community and Service
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 - 12:30

Health Sciences’ Acting Deputy Dean: Research, Professor Liesl Zühlke, is relishing being part of a multidisciplinary deanery – and the opportunity to support and shape research.

WHO EMRO Shares Animation Calling on Policy-Makers and Donors to Prioritise RHD
Mon, 24 May 2021 - 13:00

In a whiteboard animation shared today, the WHO EMRO are calling on policy-makers and donors to prioritise RHD in their national health agendas.

UCT Professor Co-authors First Global Report on Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Wed, 19 May 2021 - 11:45

UCT's Professor Liesl Zühlke has co-authored a new Lancet Commission report which found that cardiovascular disease causes 35% of deaths among women globally.

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