The Cape Heart Institute (CHI) concentrates on research activities and expertise relating to cardiovascular diseases, their risk factors and other important diseases prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. The CHI consolidates laboratory-based research and clinical research and sees itself as an institution fostering translation across the basic, clinical and global health sciences.
Our research concerns are, among other, the following topics in the field:
Infectious diseases: HIV, tuberculosis and COVID-19
Maternal and child health
The Cape Heart Institute (CHI) is part of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences.
Chris Barnard Building
UCT Faculty of Health Sciences
Cape Town, South Africa