Keeping people at the heart of our hypertension programs across the world
World Hypertension Day 2018
Novartis Foundation On World Hypertension Day, the Novartis Foundation recognizes the importance of keeping people and patients at the heart of our work to combat hypertension. With more than 10 million people estimated to die from hypertension globally every year, and the highest burden of the disease occurring in low- and middle-income countries, the Novartis Foundation is addressing this challenge with high priority.
“We see too many people suffering and dying as a result of hypertension despite the fact it can be managed effectively,” said Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation. “We are working with our partners to improving the detection, management and care of this disease in low-income communities.”
“To have real and lasting impact on reducing the high burden of hypertension, we have to create a local environment that enhances the health of the individual,” continued Ann Aerts. “For example, bringing healthcare closer to communities, empowering both healthcare workers and patients to manage their own health, and creating a healthier environment overall.” (Photo: © Novartis Foundation)