PASCAR Roadmap to decrease the burden of hypertension in Africa
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that the number of people (one in three) affected by hypertension in Africa is highest at about 46% of adults age 25 or older, compared to 40% elsewhere in the world.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the prevalence of hypertension is highest in the African region with about 46% of adults aged 25 years or oldeer. This compares to 35% in the Americas and other high-income countries and 40% elsewhere in the world.
To reduce CVD through treating hypertension in the African region, it will be necessary to increase the rates of detection, treatment and control of the disease. The ten actions that need to be undertaken by African ministries of Health of achieve a 25% control of hypertension in Africa by 2025 are detailed below.
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