The World Health Organization (WHO) has depicted a gloomy future in which cardiovascular disease (CVD) would account for more than three-quarters of all deaths globally in less than a decade to come.
The University of Limpopo (UL) is expanding its outreach efforts through multiple partnerships to educate communities about disease preventive measures.
North-West University (NWU) academic Dr Makhotso Lekhooa is investigating the possibility that an indigenous plant can be used to treat depression.
This research is very applicable as the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicates that 4,4% of the global population suffers from depression, while in South Africa this percentage amounts to 4,6 %.
Moreover, South-Africa also has a poor response rate, with less than 50% of patients achieving remission and battling adverse side effects.