Professor Karen Sliwa (MD, PhD, FESC, FACC) is the project leader of HEDUAfrica and Director of the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa (www.hatter.uct.ac.za), University of Cape Town, and Director of the Soweto Cardiovascular Research Unit (www.socru.org), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Dr Friedrich Thienemann is the director of Integerafrica. Dr Friedrich Thienemann studied medicine at Charité Berlin, Université Paris Descartes and the University of Cape Town. Thereafter, he joined the tropEd Network and undertook a Master of International Health. He began his training in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at Charité.
Professor John Anthony (MB, ChB, FCOG, MPhil) is a member of the HEDUAfrica think-tank, and a key member of the project. Anthony is Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Groote Schuur Hospital of the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Dr Catherine Elliot is a member of the HEDUAfrica think-tank and developed the content on diabetes for pregnant women.
Professor Lori A Blauwet is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA. She recently joined the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa (www.hatter.uct.ac.za) at the University of Cape Town. Blauwet is a contributor to the heart disease in pregnancy section.
Zulfah Albertyn is currently a Masters student at the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa and will be joining Prof K. Sliwa-Hahnle as her PhD student. Zulfah studied a BSc degree in Physiology and Genetics, a BSc (MED)(HONS) degree in physiology and a MSc(MED) degree in Medicine at the University of Cape Town.
Dr Kim Lamont completed her undergraduate degree in molecular cell biology at the University of Limpopo in 2006. She then completed her honours degree in medicine in 2007. Her enthusiasm has lead to the completion of her MSc in medicine with distinction, in 2009.
Annemarie de Greeff is the founder and CEO of Accuracy Assessed Medical Devices CC, a medical device validation company based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Sandra Pretorius is an instructor for the HEDUAfrica project. Pretorius completed her BDietetics undergraduate studies at the University of Pretoria in 1992, a postgraduate diploma in hospital dietetics in 1995 and a Masters degree in rehabilitation, MPhil Rehab, at the University of Stellenbosch in 2010, with the title, ‘Food choices and macro- and micronutrient intake of Sowetans with heart failure’.
Sylvia Dennis is the personal assistant of Professor Karen Sliwa and project administrative assistant at the Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa (HICRA), of the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town.