Cape Town paediatric surgeon's medical research wins coveted award

Cape Town paediatric surgeon's medical research wins coveted award

A cardiologist based in Cape Town has been awarded for her research in cardiovascular disease in kids. Professor Zühlke will be using her knowledge and the money from the award to further learn how to improve the lives of children with heart disease.

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A Capetonian paediatric cardiologist bagged a much-desired medical award with her medical research.

For her work relating to cardiovascular disease in children, Professor Liesl Zühlke was awarded the African Research Leader Award.

The United Kingdom's Department of International Development and the South African Medical Research Council together fund the project that awards medical research across Africa.

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The proud professor's research is focused on congenital heart disease, rheumatic heart disease and cardiac diseases associated with HIV and antiretroviral therapy in children. Her research will go toward improving young patient care.

As part of the reward, the professor received more than R14.5 million.

EWN reports that Professor Zühlke will be able to use her prize money to go on with her research over the next 5 years.

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We’re going to look at that in a much more detailed fashion and see maybe there’s something we can change to improve the outcome.

Professor Zühlke is based at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

What an inspirational woman and gain for the medical world!

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