On World Hypertension Day, we recognize the government of Kenya, partner AstraZeneca and community health workers like Charles Waweru who are helping prevent hypertension and moving towards a heart healthy Africa.
Ndengelwa, Kenya—Sarah Naisambu was depressed. After experiencing two miscarriages, the young mother blamed herself for not seeking out antenatal care (ANC) services early in both pregnancies—thereby missing out on comprehensive health services and support tailored to meet the needs of expectant mothers, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria. Living in Bungoma County, an area
To meet the needs of its people, the government of Ethiopia is working to build up its health workforce. As a result, the nurse-to-population ratio rose from 1 per 5,000 in 2009 to 1 per 2,132 in 2014.1 Despite efforts to retain these workers, however, a recent study of nurses working in public health facilities