Capacity building at KCS is achieved through various activities and events conducted throughout the year.
Every year in July we host the KCS Annual Scientific Congress which brings together cardiologists and healthcare professionals with interest in the field of cardiovascular diseases. This 4-day conference is not only educative but at the same time investigates broader issues such as health systems strengthening, policies and advocacy.
Throughout the year, KCS hosts Continuous Medical Education (CMEs) sessions as well as 1-2 days mini symposia to tackle relevant CVD topic of interest to health professionals. The current focus of these capacity building sessions is to disseminate the recently launched 1st in the region National CVD guidelines. We provided Continuous Professional Development (CDP) points during these educational sessions.
In addition, we offer eLearning training options to ensure we widen the reach of our educational programs.
Advocacy & Awareness
Our awareness objective is achieved through various events which we host or participate in in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
One of these events is The May Measurement Month (MMM) Campaign held every year during the month of May. MMM is an annual global awareness campaign led by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) aimed at increasing access to blood pressure screening. KCS collaborates with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders during this campaign to conduct blood pressure screening activities across the country. KCS has participated in this campaign since its inception in 2017. For more information on how you can participate during this campaign, kindly contact us.
On 29th September every year, World Heart Day is commemorated globally. The World Heart Day is the largest global awareness raising platform for Cardiovascular Disease (CVDs). This day is dedicated to leading the global fight against CVDs, including heart disease and stroke. Locally every year KCS partners with the Ministry of Health (MoH) at both National and County level to coordinate and celebrate World Heart Day. During this event several activities are conducted including but not limited to several activities including but not limited to roadshows, walks, sporting events, public talks, TV and radio interviews and medical screenings by hospitals.
The awareness campaigns are enhanced by the distribution of Health Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials such as banners, flyers, posters, and T-shirts.
KCS is committed to develop and support its members to conduct and participate in research collaborations to ensure we generate local evidence. We also support health professional and facilities to create heart registries.