Implementing a multisector public-private partnership to improve urban hypertension management in low-and middle- income countries

Boch, J. and Venkitachalam, L. and Santana, A. and Jones, O. and Reiker, T. and Rosiers, S. D. and Shellaby, J. T. and Saric, J. and Steinmann, P. and Ferrer, J. M. E. and Morgan, L. and Barshilia, A. and Albuquerque, E. P. R. and Avezum, A. and Barboza, J. and Baxter, Y. C. and Bortolotto, L. and Byambasuren, E. and Cerqueira, M. and Dashdorj, N. and Dib, K. M. and Guèye, B. and Seck, K. and Silveira, M. and Rollemberg, S. M. S. and de Oliveira, R. W. and Luvsansambuu, T. and Aerts, A.. (2022) Implementing a multisector public-private partnership to improve urban hypertension management in low-and middle- income countries. BMC public health, 22. p. 2379.

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BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease presents an increasing health burden to low- and middle-income countries. Although ample therapeutic options and care improvement frameworks exist to address its prime risk factor, hypertension, blood pressure control rates remain poor. We describe the results of an effectiveness study of a multisector urban population health initiative that targets hypertension in a real-world implementation setting in cities across three continents. The initiative followed the "CARDIO4Cities" approach (quality of Care, early Access, policy Reform, Data and digital technology, Intersectoral collaboration, and local Ownership). METHOD: The approach was applied in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, Dakar in Senegal, and Sao Paulo in Brazil. In each city, a portfolio of evidence-based practices was implemented, tailored to local priorities and available data. Outcomes were measured by extracting hypertension diagnosis, treatment and control rates from primary health records. Data from 18,997 patients with hypertension in primary health facilities were analyzed. RESULTS: Over one to two years of implementation, blood pressure control rates among enrolled patients receiving medication tripled in Sao Paulo (from 12.3% to 31.2%) and Dakar (from 6.7% to 19.4%) and increased six-fold in Ulaanbaatar (from 3.1% to 19.7%). CONCLUSIONS: This study provides first evidence that a multisectoral population health approach to implement known best-practices, supported by data and digital technologies, and relying on local buy-in and ownership, can improve hypertension control in high-burden urban primary care settings in low-and middle-income countries.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
UniBasel Contributors:Saric, Jasmina and Steinmann, Peter
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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