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.