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Transforming Hypertension Treatment in Barbados

While being a physician is certainly important to me, first and foremost I consider myself a native of Barbados. The people of Barbados are unique, but they share a commonality with citizens of many other countries: they struggle with a high burden of hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. That is why I was excited about the opportunity to be a Principal Investigator (PI) on a pilot project to improve hypertension control in patients at two local polyclinics in Barbados. You may have read about this project last year in a blog written by my colleagues Pragna Patel, MD, MPH and Barbara Bowman, PhD. A daunting challenge A blood pressure screening in Barbados.

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The Impact of Social Health Insurance on Diabetes and Hypertension Process Indicators among…

Objective To examine the impact of Seguro Popular (Mexican social health insurance for the poor; SP) on diabetes and hypertension care, intermediate process indicators for older adults (>50 years): pharmacological treatment, blood glucose tests, the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and adherence to their nutrition and exercise program.

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WHO | Outcomes and costs of implementing a community-based intervention for hypertension in an urban slum in Kenya

article published in July 2016 Source: WHO | Outcomes and costs of implementing a community-based intervention for hypertension in an urban slum in Kenya

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Enablers and barriers for implementing high-quality hypertension care in a rural primary care…

Background: Hypertension is a highly prevalent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) that can be modified through timely and long-term treatment in primary care.Objective: We explored perspectives of primary care staff and health insurance managers on enablers and barriers for implementing high-quality hypertension care, in the context of a community-based health insurance programme in rural Nigeria.Design: Qualitative study using semi-structured individual interviews with primary care staff (n = 11) and health insurance managers (n=4).

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Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension and sodium intake in Jiangsu…

The prevalence of hypertension in Chinese Mainland has increased rapidly in the recent decades.

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Literacy and motivation for the prevention and control of hypertension among female community…

Background: The prevalence of hypertension is increasing in Nepal.

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The burden of hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa: a four-country cross sectional study

Background: Hypertension, the leading single cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, is a growing public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

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