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Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990–2013:

  • July 01, 2014 | Haidong Wang, Chelsea A Liddell, Matthew M Coates, Meghan D Mooney, Carly E Levitz et al | Category: HEDUAfrica news

Remarkable financial and political efforts have been focused on the reduction of child mortality during the past few decades.

Increasing health awareness in Soweto via SMS messaging

  • June 24, 2014 | Kim Lamont, Simon Stewart, Kerstin Klipstein-Grosbusch, Karen Sliwa | Category: HEDUAfrica news, Soweto

Mobile health is evolving as a valuable tool to advance healthcare in areas of limited access to health services.

HEDUAfrica: Free SMS health information for pregnant women

HEDUAfrica disseminates health information to pregnant women from various socio-economic and educational backgrounds and strengthens the health care worker knowledge base through African storytelling.

HEDUAfrica links up with Wired to help spread health education

  • January 14, 2014

HEDUAfrica has linked up with Wired International Health Education and Information to help spread health education across the African continent.

Soweto projects: To improve health educational levels on non-communicable diseases

  • November 20, 2013 | Hedu | Category: Soweto

Soweto Cardiovascular Research Unit – Seven Year Review 2006 - 2013. Projects run in Soweto that aim to improve health educational levels on non-communicable diseases.

Socio-cultural, environmental and behavioural determinants of obesity in black South African women

South Africa is undergoing a rapid epidemiological transition and has the highest prevalence of obesity in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with black women being the most affected (obesity prevalence 31.8%).

Wits team in Dakar

Professor Karen Sliwa, the director of the Soweto Cardiovascular Research Unit and a primary investigator for NIH (USA) Millennium, gave three invited lectures in Dakar.

Watch HEDUAfrica’s latest videos

  • April 09, 2013

One of the biggest challenges facing the health care system is providing adequate access to information.

HEDUAfrica has released new videos that address potential problems faced by pregnant women.

HEDUAfrica officially launches at Soweto’s Elias Motsoaledi and Senaoane clinics

HEDUAfrica officially launched at Soweto’s Elias Motsoaledi and Senaoane clinics on 19 and 20 March 2013.

The birth of HEDU-Africa

The contributors of the Health Education South Africa (HEDUZA) platform have realized that there is a need to extend the educational program developed to educate pregnant women and healthcare workers on cardiac disease is not only relevant for South Africa but for the African continent and beyond.