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Non-communicable disease care integration into HIV and MCH/FP programmes in Kenya

Date Posted: 05/03/2014


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Kenyan scholar Gerald Yonga has received $113,000 Grand Challenge Canada grant to carry out a study that will see adults and children in rural areas tested for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart and lung diseases and cancer alongside HIV/Aids, maternal and child health and family clinical care in public hospitals.

Dr Yonga, an associate professor of cardiology and NCDs specialist at the Aga Khan University Hospital, will run an implementation study on “Non Communicable Diseases Integration into HIV, Maternal and Child Health/Family Planning Care Programmes in Kenya.”

The project aims to demonstrate a feasible and cost-effective model for strengthening the Kenyan healthcare system to provide primary care for both NCDs and infectious diseases.

The innovative model is being piloted at Ukwala Health Centre in Nyanza.

The grant will be used to purchase all the equipment used for screening for heart and lung diseases and cancer, training and mentoring healthcare staff and monitoring and evaluation activities.

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