Welcome to HICRA
Welcome to HICRA

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 and to improve overall prosperity in the region.

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Heart of Africa - Maternity & Cardiac Disease Project
Heart of Africa - Maternity & Cardiac Disease Project

Heart of Africa - Maternity & Cardiac Disease Project

The incidence of cardiovascular disease is increasing across the world, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Etiology and outcome varies between developing and developed countries. In Africa, cardiovascular disease is the most common causes of maternal death in pregnant women.
The data on the outcome of the Cardiac Disease in Maternity Cohort Study I have now been published.

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Pan African Pulmonary Hypertension Cohort Study
Pan African Pulmonary Hypertension Cohort Study

Pan African Pulmonary Hypertension Cohort Study

PAPUCO was established in 2011 to describe the epidemiology and characteristics of pulmonary hypertension in Sub-Saharan Africa. The collaboration currently includes 18 cardiovascular specialist centres. The methodology of the project has now been published.

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Cardioprotection Group
Cardioprotection Group

Cardioprotection Group

The major objective of the Cardioprotection Group is the delineation of novel cardioprotective pathways that can be activated to limit cell death in various pathophysiological conditions, such as heart failure, myocardial infarction or diabetes.

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The Hedu-Africa Project
The Hedu-Africa Project

The Hedu-Africa Project

Hedu-Africa creates a platform within the African context to create broader awareness around cardiovascular disease in maternity with the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality and improving child outcome in South Africa. Using videos of woman who have experienced problems during pregnancy and live to tell their story.

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New Projects
Latest News
Jul 4

Visiting NIH Millennium Chronic Disease Leadership Programme PhD candidates

Visiting NIH Millennium Chronic Disease Leadership Programme PhD candidates

Mrs Angela Hobbs and Mrs Vanesa Pillay, PhD students on the NIH Millennium Chronic Disease Leadership Programme were invited to the Hatter Institute to give talks on their research projects.  Mrs Hobbs gave an interesting talk on Gestational diabetes in black South African women.  Mrs Pillay covered the topic of  Identifying Genetic markers of Obesity Risk in a South African Black Population. 

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Jun 28

Hatter Students Graduate – 20 June 2014

 

Mzwandile grad june 2014

Dr Mzwandile Mbele

Gaurang grad june 2014

Dr Gaurang Deshpande

 

 

 

 

 

 

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