HeFSSA outreach in Maputo

May 21, 2014

Prof. Karen Sliwa (South Africa), Prof. Albertino Damasceno (Eduardo Modlane University, Maputo, Mozambique), Dr Peter Zartner (Germany) and Prof. Ana Mocumbi (Ministry of Health, Maputo, Mozambique) were invited to give lectures at an educational workshop, held on 9th April at the Cardoso Hotel, Maputo. 

The workshop was attended by more than 80 cardiologists, gynaecologists, general physicians, surgeons and paediatricians. This 5-hour workshop included lectures on congenital heart disease and appropriate interventions, general heart failure management, hypertensive crises and also covered specific aspects of heart failure occurring in pregnant women. F for this meeting was provided by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Fundo Nacional De Investigacao Mozambique (FNI), as part of a partnership agreement between the two countries, Sanofi Aventis and the Heart Failure Society of South Africa (HEFSSA). The workshop also included lectures show-casing joint partnerships in the areas of heart failure, tackling congenital heart disease, as well as pulmonary hypertension.

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