News – HEDUAfrica news
Mobile health is evolving as a valuable tool to advance healthcare in areas of limited access to health services.
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.
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%).
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 launched at Soweto’s Elias Motsoaledi and Senaoane clinics on 19 and 20 March 2013.
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.
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.
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.
The HEDUAfrica team has conducted a week long preliminary test of the HEDUAfrica platform at Groote Schuur Hospital Maternity Centre.
We are proud to announce the launch of the HEDUAfrica project – This South African health education platform provides important information related to pregnancy.