Echo in Africa

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British Society of Echocardiography,Docklands Business Centre
10-16 Tiller Road,London
E14 8PX

Phone
020 7345 5185

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1093808

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There are 15.6 million people worldwide living with the consequences of rheumatic heart disease.  Most of these people live in areas with severe social and economic challenges.

The effects of rheumatic heart disease are severe and include:
- Premature death
- Disability from heart failure
- Maternal and infant mortality
The tragedy is that with early detection and proper treatment many of these devastating complications can be prevented.
Early detection is best provided by ultrasound of the heart (echocardiography)
And that is what Echo in Africa is all about.
Our volunteers will travel to Cape Town where they will screen school students from rural communities for signs of early stage rheumatic heart disease.  Aftercare and treatment will be managed by the team at Tygerberg Hospital.

There are 15.6 million people worldwide living with the consequences of rheumatic heart disease.  Most of these people live in areas with severe social and economic challenges.

The effects of rheumatic heart disease are severe and include:

  • Premature death
  • Disability from heart failure
  • Maternal and infant mortality

The tragedy is that with early detection and proper treatment many of these devastating complications can be prevented.

Early detection is best provided by ultrasound of the heart (echocardiography).

Our volunteers will travel to Cape Town where they will screen school students from rural communities for signs of early stage rheumatic heart disease. Aftercare and treatment will be managed by the team at Tygerberg Hospital.

Echo in Africa is the humanitarian project of the British Society of Echocardiography in collaboration with SUNheart, South Africa. We are grateful for the support of our volunteers, supporters and fundraisers.

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