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When the shopkeeper measures blood pressure: Novartis Foundation and partners prove effectiveness of community-based approach to tackling hypertension in Ghana

This form of community-based care could save millions of lives in other countries and for other non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

Innovative ComHIP project in Ghana shows that bringing healthcare closer to where people live, work and shop effectively tackles hypertension – the most deadly non-communicable disease; Digital health tools were a key enabler in the program; The control rate of people with hypertension enrolled and retained in the program for…

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Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service announce successful integration and scale-up of telemedicine program

National coverage of telemedicine services is expected to be possible by 2019

• The Ghana telemedicine program, with the support of the Novartis Foundation (www.NovartisFoundation.org), is now being scaled across the nation by Ghana Health Service (www.GhanaHealthService.org). • Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service highlight the successful integration of the program in national health services as a model for multisector working. •…

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The Novartis Foundation launches Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities with the University of Basel and other partners

The DASH study provided evidence that improvements in children’s nutrition and physical activity not only contributes to their cognitive performance in school, but can also contribute to a reduction of hypertension, heart disease, and overall cardiovascular risk factors

The Novartis Foundation (www.NovartisFoundation.org) and the University of Basel (http://APO.af/QvHtDX), together with other partners are pleased to announce the launch of Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities. The initiative aims to address poor health in disadvantaged schools in South Africa and is the first Novartis Foundation program to include the education…