Dates: August 2012 – July 2014
Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
ECOHOST staff involved: Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova, Charlotte Kuhlbrandt
Description: This project seeks to improve the management of hypertension, a condition that afflicts around a billion people worldwide, nearly three-quarters of whom live in developing countries. The project has several phases: a systematic review of barriers to optimal hypertension management, analysis of those barriers in Colombia and Malaysia, development of a complex intervention including new simplified guidelines for detection and treatment, task shifting, and fixed dose combination therapy (the polypill).
Collaborators:  Population Health Research Institute

Key Publications:

Khatib R, Schwalm J-D, Yusuf S, Haynes BR, McKee M, Khan M, Nieuwlaat R. Patient and healthcare provider barriers to hypertension awareness, treatment and follow up: A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative studies. PLOS One 2014; 9(1): e84238. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084238

Maimaris W, Paty J, Perel P, Legido-Quigley H, Balabanova D, Nieuwlaat R, McKee M. The influence of health systems on hypertension awareness, treatment and control: a systematic literature review. PLOS Med 2013: 10(7): e1001490. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001490

Media: HOPE-4 Video

For further information, please visit: http://www.gacd.org/projects/current-projects/hypertension/project-pages/project2