Echo in Africa

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Start: 9th May 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.

Echo in Africa is a collaborative project between the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) and SUNheart which takes place at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town South Africa.

Now in its third year, BSE members are invited to volunteer to take part in this project screening students from secondary schools in low socio economic rural communities in Cape Town for early stage rheumatic heart disease. Four schools in communities where up to 80% of the students live in shacks are taking part in the project. This project will give these children early access to diagnosis and necessary aftercare through the Tygerberg Hospital and validate a scanning protocol to be used in the communities using portable devices.

The project will take place on the following dates in 2016:

Week 1:           9th May – 13th May

Week 2:           25th July – 29th July

Week 3:           1st August – 5th August

Week 4:           17th October – 21st October

Week 5:           24th October – 28th October


About the Society

The BSE represents the interests of those working in clinical echocardiography at all levels, and in all areas, including adult and paediatric cardiology, cardiovascular research and teaching. With over 2600 members, it is the largest of the professional groups affiliated to the British Cardiovascular Society. It also has functional links to the European Association of Echocardiography and the European Society of Cardiology.

Although originally intended to cater primarily for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the Society now has members in over 30 other countries in Europe, the Middle and Far East, North and South America and Africa.

If you are interested in volunteering you can find more information here.


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