Cardiovascular Education Foundation
We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to the goal of promoting cardiovascular education, research and patient care in underserved communities especially in sub-Saharan Africa.
Sub-Saharan Africa is currently undergoing and epidemiologic transition characterized by a rapid increase in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases especially cardiovascular disease. One of the major barriers to optimal cardiovascular care in the region is a shortage of healthcare professionals with advanced training in the specialty. This shortage is compounded by the out migration of physicians and other healthcare professionals from Africa to Europe and America for economic reasons.
Cardiovascular Education Foundation hopes to contribute to the advancement of cardiovascular education, research and patient care in sub-Saharan Africa and worldwide by promoting world class cardiovascular education within the region. It is our hope that some of the physicians and other healthcare professionals who are not able to attend similar programs which usually take place in other parts of the world would benefit from our programs.