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Scaling-up Packages of Interventions for Cardiovascular disease prevention in selected sites in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa: An implementation research (SPICES Project)

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 SPICES project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the SPICES project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "SPICES" about.

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Project "SPICES" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: PRINSSTRAAT 13
postcode: 2000

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 Coordinator Country Belgium [BE]
 Project website
 Total cost 5˙902˙038 €
 EC max contribution 5˙902˙038 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.1.6. (Health care provision and integrated care)
 Code Call H2020-SC1-2016-RTD
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-01-01   to  2021-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN BE (ANTWERPEN) coordinator 1˙599˙662.00
3    MAKERERE UNIVERSITY UG (KAMPALA) participant 901˙837.00
4    THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX UK (BRIGHTON) participant 876˙654.00
5    University of Limpopo ZA (Polokwane) participant 788˙125.00


 Project objective

The overall research objective of the SPICES project is to implement and evaluate a comprehensive CVD prevention and control program in five settings: a rural & semi-urban community in a low-income country (Uganda), middle income (South Africa) and vulnerable groups in three high-income countries (Belgium, France and United Kingdom) as well as to identify and compare the barriers and facilitators across study contexts. The project will be evaluated using a mix of formative assessments; pre/post and trial designs. At the beginning of the project, we will conduct baseline assessments including literature reviews, formative studies, household surveys (where feasible) and learn lessons from other projects to understand healthcare and lifestyle practices, barriers, and facilitators. A cost-effectiveness and cost benefit analysis will be included. In addition, the teams will conduct site exchanges visits to learn from each other and organise policy dialogues to ensure sustainability and maximise impact of the interventions. The implementation outcomes—acceptability, adoption, appropriateness, feasibility, fidelity, implementation cost, coverage, and sustainability will be evaluated – in order to understand the factors affecting the implementation, the processes, and the accruing results. The intervention of the SPICES project will aim to: (1) improve patients ’risk profiles (LDL-cholesterol, blood pressure, HbA1c (among patients with diabetes), modify lifestyles (diet and exercise and smoking cessation) and achieve recommended cholesterol, blood pressure and glycaemic control targets; (2) increase proportion of patients receiving appropriate BP, cholesterol and diabetes medication; (3) and mitigate the number of people developing complications such a stroke and myocardial infarction.


List of deliverables.
Situational analysis report including stakeholder analysis and capacity assessment Documents, reports 2019-10-15 16:02:28
First consortium and country specific annual project reports Documents, reports 2019-10-15 16:02:28

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of SPICES deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Geofrey Musinguzi, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Rawlance Ndejjo, Isaac Ssinabulya, Harm van Marwijk, Isaac Ddumba, Hilde Bastiaens, Fred Nuwaha
An implementation science study to enhance cardiovascular disease prevention in Mukono and Buikwe districts in Uganda: a stepped-wedge design
published pages: , ISSN: 1472-6963, DOI: 10.1186/s12913-019-4095-0
BMC Health Services Research 19/1 2020-03-05
2019 Michele Odorico, Delphine Le Goff, Naomi Aerts, Hilde Bastiaens, Jean Yves Le Reste

How To Support Smoking Cessation In Primary Care And The Community: A Systematic Review Of Interventions For The Prevention Of Cardiovascular Diseases

published pages: 485-502, ISSN: 1178-2048, DOI: 10.2147/vhrm.s221744
Vascular Health and Risk Management Volume 15 2020-03-05
2018 Geofrey Musinguzi, Sibyl Anthierens, Fred Nuwaha, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Hilde Bastiaens
Factors Influencing Compliance and Health Seeking Behaviour for Hypertension in Mukono and Buikwe in Uganda: A Qualitative Study
published pages: 1-13, ISSN: 2090-0384, DOI: 10.1155/2018/8307591
International Journal of Hypertension 2018 2019-10-15

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