The Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) had its beginnings in 1981 in Badagry, Nigeria. PASCAR is an organisation of physicians from across Africa involved in prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and is concerned by the lack of progress in the diagnosis and effective treatment of cardiovascular disease across Africa.
Africa does offer some unique challenges but, with sound and achievable objectives and a long-term vision, a positive impact on the disease can be made. The PASCAR Governing Council focuses on identifying key issues, brainstorming novel solutions and designing appropriate programs to combat cardiovascular disease on the continent.
PASCAR forms working relationships with other organisations and departments in Africa with similar mandates and focuses. To understand the unique challenges faced in Africa, a core group of committed individuals with extraordinary knowledge of the African cardiovascular environment has been assembled in regional structures within a Governing Council.
In addition to our geographically aligned structures (North, East, South and West), PASCAR will establish Task Forces with representation from key role players in cardiovascular subspecialties such as interventional cardiology, life style risk modification, and allied catheterisation laboratory professionals.