In recognition of World Heart Day 2016, the Novartis Foundation is proud to be making progress against hypertension in urban areas with two programs – both of which aim to bring hypertension detection and management closer to patients to improve health outcomes and blood pressure control levels in urban settings in a way that is sustainable at scale.
Gladys for example lives in Oborpah, Ghana with her two young children. Like 1 in 4 adults in Ghana, Gladys suffers from hypertension. But only 4% of these have their blood pressure under control. The Com-HIP project is helping Gladys to receive the care that she needs to stay healthy and manage her condition. Watch her story.