n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - From the editor's desk




In this issue of the , Seedat (page 193) asks why the control of hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa is as bad as it is. Citing the importance of the disease as a cause of death and disability, he concludes that both the prevalence of hypertension and the failure to control it properly is driven by the poverty of the population of the region, the cost of pharmaceuticals, and a lack of medical resources. He finishes with a rousing call, echoing the late iconic President Mandela, to all of us to find African solutions to African problems.


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