Three Promising Practices for Management of NCDs in India

by Deepti Mathur, Senior Manager, Knowledge Management, PSI/India Dr. Ritu Rana, General Manager, Non Communicable Diseases, PSI/India Dr. Heather White, Technical Advisor for Non-Communicable Diseases, PSI Common non-communicable diseases (NCDs), like diabetes and hypertension, are silent killers that plague a large percentage of the workforce and reduce productivity globally, posing a threat to the development

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The Three Non-Communicable Diseases Collaboration Can Solve

Through collaboration, prevention and treatment, we can prevent women across the developing world from contracting cervical cancer. This past Saturday, February 4, was World Cancer Day. To raise awareness around important diseases like cervical cancer, PSI’s Cate O’Kane and Dr. Heather White teamed up with Pyxera to talk about preventing and treating non-communicable diseases. The

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Expanding the Bottom Line: Realistic Sustainability

The private sector takes on a public health challenge

By Tarek Rabah, AstraZeneca’s Area Vice President for Middle East and Africa As bilateral donors and development banks put increasing pressure on governments in low and middle income countries (LMICs) to cover a greater proportion of their national health budgets, developing sustainable solutions for public health challenges has never been more important. The private sector has a

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Overcoming Hypertension in Africa

By Mark Mallon, Executive Vice President International, AstraZeneca In advance of World Hypertension Day on May 17, PSI and Jhpiego have teamed up to bring awareness to the tremendous cost of hypertension to low- and middle-income countries. Together with several other international and local NGOs, the organizations are working to implement Healthy Heart Africa, a

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Tackling Africa’s Burden of Hypertension through Communities and Partnerships

By Dr. Stella Njagi, Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) In advance of World Hypertension Day on May 17, PSI and Jhpiego have teamed up to bring awareness to the tremendous cost of hypertension to low- and middle-income countries. Together with several other international and local NGOs, the organizations are working to implement Healthy Heart

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ICYMI: Today’s #HealthyHearts Chat on Hypertension

In advance of World Hypertension Day on May 17, PSI, Jhpiego and AstraZeneca participated in a #healthyhearts twitter chat to bring awareness to the tremendous cost of hypertension to low- and middle-income countries. Here is a transcript of the conversation: [View the story “#HealthyHearts chat on Hypertension” on Storify]

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Stopping a Silent Killer in Africa

By: Dr. Heather White, Noncommunicable Disease Technical Advisor, PSI and Dr. Mychelle Farmer, Senior Noncommunicable Disease Advisor, Jhpiego In advance of World Hypertension Day on May 17, PSI and Jhpiego have teamed up to bring awareness to the tremendous cost of hypertension to low- and middle-income countries. Together with several other international and local NGOs,

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Silent Killer Gaining Momentum in Africa

Partnership designed to address hypertension, cardiovascular disease head-on

Dr. Elijah Ogola, vice president for the East-Pan-African Society of Cardiology, describes how the innovative public-private partnership Healthy Heart Africa – which includes Population Services Kenya – is improving hypertension care in Kenya, for NextBillion. Right now, we have the opportunity to confront a silent killer that is gaining momentum across Africa. Hypertension, or raised blood pressure, has grown

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