Congenital Heart Defects in Sub-Saharan African Countries
Congenital heart defects (CHD) constitute almost a third of all congenital anomalies. Despite the challenge of underdiagnosis, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest birth prevalence of CHD in the world, and low- and middle-income countries contribute 77% of all global deaths due to CHD. In this webinar we discuss the challenges of CHD in sub-Saharan Africa and present recent prevalence, experience and best practice from the region, including the value of CHD screening with pulse oximetry in low resource, primary care settings.
Date: 6 July 2023, 13:00 (Thursday, 11th week, Trinity 2023)
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organising department: Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health
Organiser: The Global Health Network (University of Oxford)
Host: The Global Health Network (University of Oxford)
Part of: The Global Health Network
Booking required?: Required
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Adam Dale