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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.

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.

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.

Medtronic Foundation visits the HEDUAfrica project

The HEDUAfrica team was delighted to welcome Ms Wendy Bennett, Consultant of the International Program of the Medtronic Foundation and her colleague, Ms Heather Hudnut Page, to a site inspection of the first HEDUAfrica site at the Maternity Clinic of Groote Schuur Hospital. At the meeting, the future roll-out of the project as a sustainable solution to deliver health information to the public was discussed.

First HEDUAfrica touch panel installed at the Maternity Clinic of Groote Schuur Hospital

We are proud to announce the installation of the first HEDUAfricatouch panel. The HEDUAfrica touch panel was installed on 11 April 2012 at the Maternity Clinic of Groote Schuur Hospital at the University of Cape Town. From 12 April 2012 onwards patients will be able to access HEDUAfrica via touch panel at the Maternity Clinic of Groote Schuur Hospital at the University of Cape Town.

HEDUAfrica platform testing at Groote Schuur Hospital Maternity Centre, Cape Town South Africa

The HEDUAfrica team has conducted a week long preliminary test of the HEDUAfrica platform at Groote Schuur Hospital Maternity Centre.

Welcome to the HEDUAfrica project

We are proud to announce the launch of the HEDUAfrica project – This South African health education platform provides important information related to pregnancy.

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