Leading By Example: Building a Network of Female Cardiologists in Africa

"Female solidarity and the active mental decision to empower oneself are the most important ways forward," write Karen Sliwa, MD, PhD, FACC, et al., in a global health case report highlighting efforts to build a network among female cardiovascular researchers and scientists in Africa. The report was published June 19 in the inaugural issue of JACC: Case Reports. The authors note the rapid demographic changes that have taken place in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last 25 years, leading to an epidemic of cardiovascular disease. As such, a network of women has emerged who are focused on supporting each other in multicenter African studies focused on treating and preventing cardiovascular disease. Read more.