Evaluation of a community-based hypertension improvement program (ComHIP) in Ghana: data from a baseline survey

Lamptey, P., Laar, A., Adler, A. J., Dirks, R., Caldwell, A., Prieto-Merino, D., … & Perel, P. (2017)



Ghana faces an increasing burden of non-communicable disease with rates of hypertension estimated as high as 36% in adults. Despite these high rates, hypertension control remains very poor in Ghana (4%). The current project aims to implement and evaluate a community-based programme to raise awareness, and to improve treatment and control of hypertension in the Eastern Region of Ghana. In this paper, we present the findings of the baseline cross-sectional survey focusing on hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control.

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