Journal article

Feasibility assessment of invigorating grassrooTs primary healthcare for prevention and management of cardiometabolic diseases in resource-limited settings in China, Kenya, Nepal, Vietnam (the FAITH study): rationale and design

Enying Gong, Hongsheng Lu, Shuai Shao, Xuanchen Tao, Nicholas Peoples, Brandon A Kohrt, Shangzhi Xiong, Catherine Kyobutungi, Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa, Hoang Van Minh, Tran Thi Duc Hanh, Suraj Koirala, Kamal Gautam, Lijing L Yan



Background: Cardiometabolic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in many low- and middle-income countries. As the already severe burden from these conditions continues to increase in low- and middle-income countries, cardiometabolic diseases introduce new and salient public health challenges to primary health care systems. In this mixed-method study, we aim to assess the capacity of grassroots primary health care facilities to deliver essential services for the prevention and control of cardiometabolic diseases. Built on this information, our goal is to propose evidence-based recommendations to promote a stronger primary health care system in resource-limited settings. Meth..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study is funded by World Health Organization Asia Pacific Observatory on Health System and Policies (to support the activities in Vietnam, China, and Nepal), Duke Kunshan University Education Development Foundation with a philanthropic donation by Yi Ming Foundation and its President, Ms. Guo Tingting (in support of the activities in Kenya). Duke University and Duke Kunshan University provide financial support to students who conducted fieldwork in Vietnam, Nepal, and Kenya for data collection.