The PASCAR Governing Council and the Inaugural Hypertension Task Force Meeting: 2014 / 10 / 27

  • 11 November 2014

PASCAR has engaged and adopted the ‘The 10 Best Buys’ to combat heart disease, diabetes and stroke in Africa with hypertension management as the first priority. PASCAR needs to take real measurement of the condition and the challenges but also the opportunities that exist in developing credible preventive programs with the following elements:
• Clinical and very practical guidelines that answer the specific questions related to high blood pressure in Africa,
• Implementation plan with the use of the World Health Organisation-Africa policy,
• Monitoring, evaluation and regular revision

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World Congress of cardiology & Cardiovascular Health

  • 07 November 2014 | Category: News

4 - 7 June 2016

Mexico City

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Stop RHD A.S.A.P. Programme

  • 03 September 2014

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the most common acquired heart disease in children in many countries of the world, especially in developing countries. The global burden of disease caused by rheumatic fever currently falls isproportionately on children living in the developing world, especially where poverty is widespread.

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SAHJ autumn 2014 journal newsletter PASCAR

  • 01 September 2014 | Category: News

PASCAR is an organisation (established in 1981) of physicians from across Africa involved in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. PASCAR’s Governing Council consists of a core group of committed individuals with extraordinary knowledge of the African cardiovascular environment and the passion to make a difference.

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PASCAR brings together Medical Experts from across Africa Convene to Forge a Path to Eliminate Rheumatic Heart Disease

  • 24 July 2014 | Category: News

An historic assembly took place in Zambezi Sun, Livingstone Zambia bringing together Africa’s leading experts in rheumatic heart disease (RHD) to design a roadmap for the control and elimination of the disease in Africa.

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Pan African Pulmonary hypertension Cohort (PAPUCO)

  • 21 July 2014 | Category: News

The Pan African Pulmonary hypertension Cohort (PAPUCO) platform was launched in May 2011, at the PASCAR meeting held in Kampala, Uganda.

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Pascar lecture at World Congress, Melbourne Australia

  • 30 June 2014 | Category: News

PASCAR presented a lecture at the World Congress of Cardiology, held in Melbourne, Australia, earlier this year. The lecture was well attended, and chaired by Professor Bongani Mayosi and Professor George Mensah.

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A.S.A.P. Programme

  • 26 June 2014 | Category: News

The Awareness, Surveillance, Advocacy and Prevention (A.S.A.P.) programme arose following the Drakensberg Declaration by delegates of the 1st All Africa Workshop on Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease gathered at the Champagne Sports Resort in the Drakensberg, South Africa on 15 - 16 October 2005.

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Professor Bongani Mawethu Mayosi, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and professor and former head of the Department of Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital and UCT, was born in uMthatha in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province on January 28,1967. He died in Cape Town on July 27, 2018.

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