Tanzania Initiative


Dar es Salaam

Specialties Nursing education
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 Recently, the NYU Meyers Global Initiatives Program has
 ventured into critical care nursing with their new
 partnership in Tanzania at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac
 Institute (JKCI). Named after the immediate past president
 in Tanzania, the JKCI was inaugurated in 2015 to address the
 specialized cardiac care needs of adults and children living
 in East Africa.  To date, JKCI provides cardiology services
 to approximately 700 outpatients per week and 100 inpatients
 per week, including performing both adult and pediatric
 cardiac surgeries.

 Under the leadership of Dr. Herrmann and Dr. Brennan, NYU
 Meyers is collaborating with the JKCI in their goal to
 develop a culture of excellence in the Department of
 Cardiothoracic Surgery.  Using an evidence-based,
 continuous quality improvement model and methodologies
 designed to improve systems of care, the major tenets of the
 partnership include:  (a). cultivating teamwork to optimize
 patient care; (b) developing metrics and electronic health
 care records to track health care outcomes; (c) employing
 principles of continuous quality improvement to address and
 improve health care outcomes; and (d) developing a culture
 of safety.

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