In the latest American College of Cardiology magazine, Dr. Salim S. Virani, MD, FACC shares his experience volunteering with Aga Khan Development Network to improve the care of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) in countries such as Tanzania, Kenya and Pakistan.
Under the umbrella of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN.org), I’ve worked with a team of volunteers in an ongoing effort to improve the care of cardiovascular disease in countries such as Tanzania, Kenya, Tajikistan and Pakistan.
Some of the work includes supporting cardiac catheterization laboratories in Dar es Salam, Tanzania, and Mombasa, Kenya, in their quality improvement (QI) initiatives by creating linkages with the ACC for their participation in the NCDR registries.
Why do I volunteer with these global efforts? Given my background and upbringing, I see this not just as a privilege to be able to give back to the community, but as a personal responsibility.
Read more at the source: Reaching Out to Reduce the Burden of CVD
Salim S. Virani, MD, FACC, is a professor in cardiology and cardiovascular research at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and his clinical practice includes being a preventive cardiologist. He’s also chair of ACC’s Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Member Section Council.