Table 1

Study sites for vitamin K-dependent anticoagulant (VKA) use and level of anticoagulation control in sub-Saharan Africa

BotswanaPrincess Marina Hospital (PMH)PMH is a teaching hospital for the University of Botswana. The warfarin clinic runs once a week, serving patients with different conditions
DRCLes Cliniques Universitaires de KinshasaThis is a teaching hospital of the School of Medicine at the University of Kinshasa. Patients on anticoagulants attend the Cardiology Unit of the Internal Medicine Department.
EthiopiaTikur Anbessa Specialised Hospital, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa UniversityThe study will be conducted in adult and paediatric cardiac clinics.
GhanaGreater Accra Regional Hospital and the Korlebu Teaching HospitalThe Greater Accra Hospital is a tertiary hospital in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. Physician specialist clinics are run from Mondays to Fridays with an average of 40 patients daily. The Korlebu Teaching Hospital is a tertiary referral centre in Accra and runs a cardiology clinic once a week with an average attendance of 50 patients.
MozambiqueMaputo Central HospitalIt is the university hospital of the faculty ofMedicine of Eduardo Mondlane University. The people who are anticoagulated are followed in the cardiology outpatient clinic.
NigeriaThe University College Hospital, IbadanThis is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Ibadan. Patients on VKA attend the anticoagulation clinic of the Haematology Department.
The Federal Teaching Hospital GombeA tertiary hospital in the north-eastern Nigeria Patients on VKA, often for Valvular AF, attend the once-weekly Cardiology clinic.
Aminu Kano Teaching HospitalThis is a tertiary-level m public hospital in Kano. Patients attend the cardiology clinic once weekly.
The Cardia Heart Clinic, KanoThis is a privately-owned cardiology clinic in Kano. VKA services run daily.
University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital EnuguThe National Centre for Cardiothoracic Medicine and Surgery in Enugu has an anticoagulation clinic that runs twice weekly.
The Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.Patients on VKA attends the Cardiology outpatient clinic once weekly.
University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH)UUTH is a tertiary-level multispeciality public hospital in Uyo, Nigeria. The study will be conducted at the cardiology outpatient clinics that runs twice a week.
University of Port Harcourt Teaching HospitalA teaching hospital with weekly VKA service in the medical outpatient clinic on Tuesdays.
Goodheart Medical ConsultantsThis is a private facility in the heart of Port Harcourt that has VKA services every day of the week.
TanzaniaBugando Medical Cantre (BMC)BMC is a regional referral and university teaching hospital in Mwanza. Patients on VKA attend the haematology and cardiology outpatient clinics.
Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH)MNH is a national and teaching hospital for Muhimbili university of health and allied sciences. The anticoagulation clinic is housed within the Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion and runs once per week.
South AfricaThelle Mogoerane (formerly Natalspruit) Regional Hospital.The hospital is situated in Vosloorus in the South sub-district of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa. The hospital offers several services, including family medicine and primary care.
Tambo Memorial Regional Hospital—BoksburgThe hospital is situated in Boksburg in the North sub-district of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa, linked to the University of Witwatersrand medical school in Johannesburg.
Groote Schuur HospitalA tertiary academic hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The hospital has an anticoagulation clinic .
  • AF, Atrial fibrillation; BMC, Bugando Medical Cantre ; DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo; MNH, Muhimbili National Hospital; PMH, Princess Marina Hospital; UUTH, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital ; VKA, Vitamin K-dependent anticoagulant.