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Cardiovascular disease prevention in rural Nigeria: QUality Improvement Cardiovascular care Kwara-I (QUICK-I)

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a leading contributor to the burden of disease in low- and middle-income countries.

Guidelines for CVD prevention care in low resource settings have been developed but little information is available on strategies to implement this care. A community health insurance program might be used to improve patients’ access to care. The operational research project “QUality Improvement Cardiovascular care Kwara – I (QUICK-I)” aims to assess the feasibility of CVD prevention care in rural Nigeria, according to international guidelines, in the context of a community based health insurance scheme.

 

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