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UMass Boston- The Afya Njema Project

UMB's College of Nursing and Health Sciences partnered with Health for Nations and local Kenyan partners in service-learning project with a research protocol entitled "Kenya Heart and Sole: The Afya Njema Project." The purpose of this project is to partner with Kenyan nurses from two schools of nursing and one clinic to assess the prevalence of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in rural Central Kenya and to assess ways in which a community based, culturally relevant prevention and treatment program focused on community engagement and self-management could be implemented in the communities of central Kenya. More...