The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) plays a leading role in the fight against preventable heart disease and stroke, with the aim of seeing fewer people in South Africa suffer premature deaths and disabilities. The HSFSA, established in 1980 is a non-governmental, non-profit organization which relies on external funding to sustain the work it carries out.
The HSFSA aims to reduce the cardiovascular disease (CVD) burden in South Africa and ultimately on the health care system of South Africa. Our mission is to empower people in South Africa to adopt healthy lifestyles, make healthy choices easier, seek appropriate care and encourage prevention.
We are a national organisation with branches in Cape Town (head office), Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Johannesburg. Our staff compliment consists of 15 permanent employees with a handful of interns and part time staff.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa has 3 main work streams: Nutrition Science, Health Promotions, and Public Relations and Communications.