Prof Ruan Kruger is the current NRF SARChI Research Chair in the early detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease in Africa, hosted by the Centre of Excellence: the Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART), North-West University, South Africa. He is also a member of the MRC Research Unit for Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease.
Research focus: early detection and prevention of hypertension and early vascular ageing, especially in children and early adulthood.
He is the Founding-Director of the Childhood Hypertension Consortium of South Africa (CHCSA), serves on the Board of the Southern African Hypertension Society (SAHS), and is the current Chair of the Next Generation Committee of SAHS.
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