The data brings it to light
South African research project
The Conversation Death from hypertension in the rural areas of South Africa? Already years ago, South African researchers managed by using health monitoring systems to detect these amazing results and instruct the Ministry of Health accordingly. Without these data, no one would have suspected this prevalence of hypertension in rural areas.
The results illustrate the importance of monitoring the health status of populations in impoverished rural areas in the countries of the South in order to provide adequate health care. (Photo: Community Eye Health/flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0)