HEDUAfrica visits Centre of Research Excellence in Melbourne

Phd student Sandra Pretorius at the CRE

Members of HEDUAfrica were privileged to visit the Centre of Research Excellence in Melbourne, Australia to learn firsthand about their study focus and methods, particularly in the field of cardiovascular disease.

The focus of the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) is to describe the evolving burden of cardiovascular disease in developed countries such as Australia and the United Kingdom.

They also devote attention to heart disease in low-to-middle income countries such as South Africa and Mozambique.

Part of their mandate is to determine who is most affected by the evolving burden of heart disease and how to go about developing practical and affordable models of prevention and care in response.