Better Hearts, Better Cities
IntraHealth International is partnering with the Novartis Foundation, the Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Action, PATH, local health officials, community-based organizations, and other local stakeholders to address hypertension and improve cardiac health among the population of Dakar. Through Better Hearts Better Cities – Dakar, the ministry is testing evidence-based, scalable approaches in Dakar that have the potential to thwart the rise of hypertension and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) throughout Senegal and the region.
Together, the program’s partners will: --Develop a technical package to improve hypertension services, including revised standard operating procedures, care algorithms, a registry, and a continuous quality improvement system. --Improve the capacity of health providers to screen, diagnose, refer, and manage hypertension cases among the Dakar city population. --Promote behavior change and healthy behaviors to prevent hypertension within the community. --Improve access to and availability of hypertension medicines. --Integrate hypertension care programs into workplaces.