Welcome To East African Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Sciences
The East African Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Sciences Project is part of a wider East Africa Community (EAC) Centers of Excellence for Skills and Tertiary Education in Biomedical Sciences Project, funded by the EAC member states through a soft loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The main objective of the wider project is to contribute to development of relevant and high quality skilled workforce in biomedical sciences so as to meet the EAC immediate labour market needs and support implementation of EAC’s ‘free’ labour market protocols.
While Tanzania is establishing an East African Center of Excellence (CoE) for Cardiovascular Sciences, other EA countries are establishing the following centers of excellence: Kenya (EA CoE in Renal Disease and Urology, total budget USD 42.55million), Uganda (EA CoE in Oncology, total budget USD 38.28m), Rwanda (EA CoE in Biomedical Engineering, eHealth and Health Rehabilitation Sciences, total budget USD 19m), and Burundi (EA CoE in Nutritional Sciences).
COMPONENTS OF THE
TRAINING & RESEARCH
The project has successfully established collaborations and signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with five (5) world-class institutions in the field of Cardiovascular Sciences for skills and technology transfer. Additionally, the Curriculum Committee is actively engaged in developing three (3) curricula for Masters, Super-specialty, and PhD training programs with the aim of transferring skills and technology.
Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Research and MOU
“Overview of the East African Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Sciences”
The East African Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Sciences is a research and training institution focused on the study and improvement of cardiovascular health in East Africa. Its goals include advancing knowledge in the field, improving diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities, and building capacity through training and education. The center likely carries out research, education and training programs, and collaborations with other institutions in the region and globally.
MSc Cardiovascular Nursing
An MSc in Cardiovascular Nursing is a postgraduate program that focuses on advanced nursing practices and knowledge in the care of patients with cardiovascular conditions. The program typically covers topics such as cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, patient assessment and management, and cardiovascular nursing interventions
MSc. Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Program that focuses on the advanced study of the care of patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgeries and those who require critical care. The program typically covers topics such as cardiovascular and respiratory anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, patient assessment and management, and cardiothoracic anesthesia and critical care practices.
MSC. Cardiothoracic Surgery
An MSc in Cardiothoracic Surgery is a postgraduate program that focuses on the advanced study of surgical procedures related to the heart and thorax. The program typically covers topics such as anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, surgical techniques, patient assessment and management, and the principles of critical care.
MSC. Cardiovascular Perfusion
Cardiovascular perfusion is the field of medicine concerned with the operation and management of heart-lung machines and the support of patients during cardiothoracic surgery. The program typically covers topics such as cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, patient assessment and management, and the principles and practices of cardiovascular perfusion.