Strengthening hypertension services and performance measures using Simple App

Author(s): Sameer Sahebrao Naval

India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) Launched in No-
vember 2017 with an objective To strengthen the hypertension

treatment component till community level. IHCI Strategies based
on WHO HEARTS package. IHCI Partners: Ministry of Health,
ICMR, WHO-India, State Governments & Resolve to Save Lives.

Cardiovascular diseases and hypertension burden in India. Car-
diovascular diseases now contribute to one-third of the total

deaths in India. A large proportion of cardiovascular events (heart
attacks and stroke) and deaths can be prevented if high blood
pressure is detected and treated at an early stage.