The story behind the salt policy
“It was possible to show that over the five-month media campaign,people had the intention to change their behaviour for the better, though monitoring this is a challenge.”
The SMART2D research team at the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape.
International diabetes study launched at UWC
Researchers from the Chronic Diseases Initiative for Africa (CDIA) and scientists from Uganda, South Africa, Sweden, Finland and Belgium have launched a new study called SMART2D aimed at finding ways to prevent and manage Type 2 Diabetes.
Time To Get Serious About NCDs
Non-communicable diseases are one of the major health and development challenges of the 21st Century, in terms of both the human suffering they cause and the adverse effects they have on universal sustainable development.
Dr Zelra Malan (left) with co-supervisor Dr Katherine Everett-Murphy
CDIA research helps to upskill primary healthcare providers
Studies by a Chronic Diseases Initiative for Africa (CDIA) researcher have shed light on how patients can be better educated about living a healthier lifestyle and contributed to a vital training programme for healthcare professionals.
CDIA researchers win big grant for NCD research
A collaboration of researchers, including CDIA members, has been awarded a substantial grant of €7.5 million over five years to fight non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in sub-Saharan Africa.


Tuesday, 21 May 2019
CDIA study leads to improved outcomes for diabetes patients

It does not happen often that research is immediately applied in the field of healthcare – especially in South Africa with its complex health systems – yet such is the extraordinary success of a diabetes education project by collaborators from the Chronic Diseases Initiative for Africa (CDIA).

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 - 15:15
A passion for helping others

Anna Genu, 69, has been a community health worker for 28 years. Although she is an area manager now, she still sees herself as a community health worker (CHW). It is a calling, she says, not a job, which is why she still works, even though she has passed retirement age.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 - 15:00
"Cholesterol is not an important risk factor for heart disease"
May 2013

On the 6th December 2012, Faculty of Health Sciences' Department of Medicine and the Chronic Disease Initiative for Africa hosted a Centenary Academic debate with Prof Tim Noakes, Dr Jacques E Rossourw and Prof Jimmy Volmink as the moderator. Too view the debate click here. (Added: 24 May 2013) 

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 - 15:00
A lifelong Commitment to Health | Mail & Guardian

Prof Bateman is a CDIA member with a lifelong commitment to health. Read more

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 - 15:00