- Mar 25, 2011
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.
PharmAccess is a group of non-profit organizations dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare in Africa. PharmAccess mobilizes public and private resources for the benefit of doctors and patients through clinical standards and quality improvements, loans for healthcare providers, health insurance, mHealth innovations and operational research.
This integrated approach is made possible by the following organizations:
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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