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News for October 2018

Women with heart disease in sub-Saharan Africa face challenges, but stigma may be worst of all

16 October 2018

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, claiming a female life every minute. Yet it is often seen as a “man’s disease.” This disparity is magnified in sub-Saharan Africa, where we have recently conducted an investigation into the experiences of women living with rheumatic heart disease.

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Paediatric Cardiologist Professor Liesl Zühlke wins Prestigious African Research Leader Award

15 October 2018

Paediatric cardiologist Associate Professor Liesl Zühlke (and board member of RhEACH) has recently won the prestigious SA Medical Research Council/ UK Department of International Development (MRC/DFID) African Research Leader Award.

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