n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Recommendations for hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa : editorial

Volume 15, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... The available data from a few countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have highlighted the increasing importance of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in this region and these countries have taken steps to develop relevant policies and programmes to address this issue. It is likely that cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are particularly poorly detected and treated in primary healthcare settings in SSA. There is evidence that the prevalence of CVD and hypertension is increasing rapidly in SSA. Two recent surveys in SSA showed that control of BP (< 140/90 mm Hg) was less than 1% in Tanzania1 and 15% in blacks in South Africa.2 ..

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