• PI: Thandi Puoane
  • Funder: SA Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
  • Dates: 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2011

Project Summary

Prospective Cohort Study to track changing lifestyles, risk factors and CDs (CVD in particular) in rural and urban areas in 15 countries
Explore individual and societal factors to enable development of societal interventions; reduce population levels of risk factors to reduce CVD
Decrease burden of CVDs; devt of effective culturally sensitive interventions
2 MAs, 3 PhDs.

Key Activities

Cohort followed over 15 years ( 2009-11 is recruitment phase; then follow-up every 3 years from 2012). 2 urban, 2 rural sites; 2000 participants.


SA Partners: MRC, SOPH (KZN, EC, WC);
Northwest University (North West) partner to Canada
Population Health Research Institute (McMaster University, Canada)
PURE Global Network

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape
Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville 7535, Republic of South Africa
Tel: +27-21 - 959 2809 | Fax: +27- 21 - 959 2872 | Email: nkomeni@uwc.ac.za