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Chronic, Non-Communicable Disease in the Dominican Republic

Using Systems Modeling to Improve Retention in Care for Hypertensive Patients in Primary Care Settings in Nigeria

Elevated blood pressure (BP) is one of the leading modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality around the world. Approximately 1.4 billion adults have elevated BP globally, including as many as 44% of adults in Nigeria, the most populous country in sub-Saharan Africa. Hypertension care needs to transition from secondary and tertiary care centers to primary healthcare centers (PHCs) to improve the reach of hypertensive services. This study, embedded within the HTN Program in Nigeria, will use systems modeling for improving retention in hypertension care in Nigeria as an example for resource-limited settings.

Meet the PI

Dr. HirschhornLisa Hirschhorn, MD, MPH
Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
lisa.hirschhorn@northwestern.edu

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