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UCT researchers are reducing the burden of Cardiovascular Disease in Africa and beyond

Submitted by Rolina Vorster on Fri, 05/04/2018 - 13:18

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) has become the leading cause of death in Africa and many developing countries according to studies. As resources are limited in low-and-middle-income-countries, it is imperative that interventions be guided by the cost-effectiveness of screening and early treatment opportunities.

UCT researchers call for new TB vaccine strategies for HIV-exposed infants

Submitted by Rolina Vorster on Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:35

Globally, tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the biggest challenges facing public healthcare systems in low-and-middle-income countries. South Africa is still considered a TB high-burden country, with TB being the leading fatal infectious disease, surpassing HIV.