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Lifestyle and Epidemiology - Poverty and Cardiovascular Diseases a Double Burden in African Populations

Kotsedi Monyeki

University of Limpopo

Kotsedi Daniel Monyeki is a pioneering researcher in longitudinal research and the South African National Research Foundation C2 rated researcher. He is the principal investigator of the Ellisras Longitudinal Study which stated in 1996 and continues to this date. He is the World Heart Federation Emerging leader.


Han CG Kemper

Vrije Universiteit

Han CG Kemper is a pioneering researcher in longitudinal research, who had the vision, the ambition, and the stamina, all of which are essential in longitudinal research. In addition to being a scientist who has gained substantial international esteem, he is also a champion in motivation, inspiration, and fund-raising.


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Lifestyle and Epidemiology: Poverty and cardiovascular diseases a double burden in an African population. The non-communicable diseases (NCD) profile is changing rapidly over time amongst the rural population. The quadruple burden of diseases is characterized by a combination of poverty-related diseases together with emerging NCDs associated with urbanisation, industrialisation and a westernised lifestyle. In fact, NCDs are not applicable to older people only, there were sixteen million deaths from NCDs in people under the age of seventy years in 2005. The World Heart Federation, however, has a plan in place to reduce these deaths by at least 25% in 2025. Comprehensive and interactive scientific ideas on lifestyle and biological risk factors for a non-communicable disease which contributes to poverty and cardiovascular diseases.

The World Heart Federation, however, has a plan in place to reduce these deaths by at least 25% in 2025. Comprehensive and interactive scientific ideas on lifestyle and biological risk factors for a non-communicable disease which contributes to poverty and cardiovascular diseases.

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Kotsedi Monyeki

University of Limpopo

Dr. Monyeki a full Professor in the Department of Physiology and Environmental Health (University of Limpopo), has been re-rated as NRF C2 researcher. In the past, he was rated L (2008) and C3 (2014). He has a background of Kinesiology and Physical Education (Human Movement Science)  and has completed a Masters of Public Health. His research interests are in non-communicable diseases, physical activity and epidemiology. He has been the principal investigator of the Ellisras Longitudinal Study (ELS) since 1996 to date, which inaugurated a biannual international conference in 2017. The ELS project plays a pivotal role in creating awareness to the members of local communities on chronic diseases and prevention. Dr. Monyeki authored and published five book chapters, three technical reports and 112 peer-reviewed journal articles. He presented 131 research papers at national and international conferences. The Research Gate reported 4,735 readings of his work and 617 citations by January 2020. He has supervised and co-supervised honours, Masters and  PhD students at the University of Limpopo.

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