Building Sustainable Capacity for Cardiovascular Care at a Public Hospital in Western Kenya

Cynthia A. Binanay, Constantine O. Akwanalo, Wilson Aruasa, Felix A. Barasa, G. Ralph Corey, Susie Crowe, Fabian Esamai, Robert Einterz, Michael C. Foster, Adrian Gardner, John Kibosia, Sylvester Kimaiyo, Myra Koech, Belinda Korir, John E. Lawrence, Stephanie Lukas, Imran Manji, Peris Maritim, Francis Ogaro, Peter ParkSonak D. Pastakia, Wilson Sugut, Rajesh Vedanthan, Reuben Yanoh, Eric J. Velazquez, Gerald S. Bloomfield

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease deaths are increasing in low- and middle-income countries and are exacerbated by health care systems that are ill-equipped to manage chronic diseases. Global health partnerships, which have stemmed the tide of infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries, can be similarly applied to address cardiovascular diseases. In this review, we present the experiences of an academic partnership between North American and Kenyan medical centers to improve cardiovascular health in a national public referral hospital. We highlight our stepwise approach to developing sustainable cardiovascular services using the health system strengthening World Health Organization Framework for Action. The building blocks of this framework (leadership and governance, health workforce, health service delivery, health financing, access to essential medicines, and health information system) guided our comprehensive and sustainable approach to delivering subspecialty care in a resource-limited setting. Our experiences may guide the development of similar collaborations in other settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2550-2560
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume66
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

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Capacity Building
Kenya
Public Hospitals
Health Services
Cardiovascular Diseases
Healthcare Financing
Health Information Systems
Health Manpower
Communicable Diseases
Chronic Disease
Referral and Consultation
Delivery of Health Care
Health
Global Health

Keywords

  • global health partnership
  • Key Words cardiovascular disease
  • limited resources
  • sub-Saharan Africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Binanay, C. A., Akwanalo, C. O., Aruasa, W., Barasa, F. A., Corey, G. R., Crowe, S., ... Bloomfield, G. S. (2015). Building Sustainable Capacity for Cardiovascular Care at a Public Hospital in Western Kenya. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 66(22), 2550-2560. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2015.09.086

Building Sustainable Capacity for Cardiovascular Care at a Public Hospital in Western Kenya. / Binanay, Cynthia A.; Akwanalo, Constantine O.; Aruasa, Wilson; Barasa, Felix A.; Corey, G. Ralph; Crowe, Susie; Esamai, Fabian; Einterz, Robert; Foster, Michael C.; Gardner, Adrian; Kibosia, John; Kimaiyo, Sylvester; Koech, Myra; Korir, Belinda; Lawrence, John E.; Lukas, Stephanie; Manji, Imran; Maritim, Peris; Ogaro, Francis; Park, Peter; Pastakia, Sonak D.; Sugut, Wilson; Vedanthan, Rajesh; Yanoh, Reuben; Velazquez, Eric J.; Bloomfield, Gerald S.

In: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vol. 66, No. 22, 2015, p. 2550-2560.

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Binanay, CA, Akwanalo, CO, Aruasa, W, Barasa, FA, Corey, GR, Crowe, S, Esamai, F, Einterz, R, Foster, MC, Gardner, A, Kibosia, J, Kimaiyo, S, Koech, M, Korir, B, Lawrence, JE, Lukas, S, Manji, I, Maritim, P, Ogaro, F, Park, P, Pastakia, SD, Sugut, W, Vedanthan, R, Yanoh, R, Velazquez, EJ & Bloomfield, GS 2015, 'Building Sustainable Capacity for Cardiovascular Care at a Public Hospital in Western Kenya', Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 66, no. 22, pp. 2550-2560. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2015.09.086
Binanay, Cynthia A. ; Akwanalo, Constantine O. ; Aruasa, Wilson ; Barasa, Felix A. ; Corey, G. Ralph ; Crowe, Susie ; Esamai, Fabian ; Einterz, Robert ; Foster, Michael C. ; Gardner, Adrian ; Kibosia, John ; Kimaiyo, Sylvester ; Koech, Myra ; Korir, Belinda ; Lawrence, John E. ; Lukas, Stephanie ; Manji, Imran ; Maritim, Peris ; Ogaro, Francis ; Park, Peter ; Pastakia, Sonak D. ; Sugut, Wilson ; Vedanthan, Rajesh ; Yanoh, Reuben ; Velazquez, Eric J. ; Bloomfield, Gerald S. / Building Sustainable Capacity for Cardiovascular Care at a Public Hospital in Western Kenya. In: Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2015 ; Vol. 66, No. 22. pp. 2550-2560.
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