Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory disease and cancer are a global health crisis of increasing concern. Cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension, account for nearly half of the world’s deaths. Almost 75% of NCD deaths occur in low-and middle-income countries.
Working with partners from different sectors, our programs are addressing hypertension from pilot models to initiatives which aim to achieve impact at scale.
We are convening networks of multisector partners to contribute expertise and resources to find solutions to improve cardiovascular health at scale in urban communities.
Our other hypertension programs aim to bring detection and management closer to local communities by maximizing screening and education opportunities with blood pressure check points in local shops, pharmacies and other businesses.
Ultimately, we want to create a roadmap for chronic disease prevention and management in low-and middle-income countries which, when translated to global policy, can improve the health of people around the world.
Urban health toolkit
Innovative ideas for strengthening NCD management in urban settings.