Swiss Red Cross: Let’s join the Hypertension Club!

Self-help groups and self-management of chronic diseases have been proposed as a model for the future to address the burgeoning prevalence of chronic diseases occurring also in developing countries. Aspects of the self-help group and self-management models, such as empowerment of the patients and increasing their control over their own health, are highly aligned with the Community Action for Health model of the Kyrgyz Swiss Swedish Health Project (Elisabeth Lundeen and Tobias Schülth, Swiss Red Cross).