Cardiovascular Disease guideline dissemination in 5 counties in Kenya.

Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of death globally with more people dying annually from CVDs than from any other cause. In Kenya, it is estimated that 25% of hospital admissions are due to CVD.

In response to this, the Ministry of Health (MOH) in collaboration with other stakeholders spearheaded the development of National Guidelines for the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases to provide a standardized way of managing cardiovascular diseases in the country.

These guidelines were launched on 31st May 2018. It is critical that these guidelines are disseminated across all counties and health facilities to ensure we improve overall management of CVD in Kenya.

Kenya Cardiac Society (KCS) has received funding from World Heart Federation (WHF) to support the MOH to disseminates these guidelines in 5 counties for the period April 2019 – March 2020. Nyandarua, Kisumu, Kitui, Isiolo and Nakuru counties have been nominated to participate in this project.

Overiew of the planned activities.

  • National level stakeholder’s cardiovascular disease (CVD) guideline dissemination forum The meeting was held on 14st March 2019, 8am at crown plaza, Nairobi. Thank you for making time to attend the meeting.
  • 5-day residential Trainers of Trainees (TOT) workshop to be held in Nairobi, Double Tree Hotel, 19th– 21st June 2019. The project will cover all logistical expenses.
  • 2-day county-level dissemination seminars. Targeting health providers from health facilities across the county (September – October 2019)
  • Facility level continuous medical education (CME) sessions(October 2019– February 2020)
  • Distribution of copies of CVD guideline (handbooks and manuals)
  • Evaluation of project outcomes (baseline and end line assessments)