The race against a silent killer
To amplify the stark reality of the disease burden from this "silent killer", WHO produced a Global report on hypertension. This comprehensive report features unsettling statistics underscoring the far-reaching consequences of uncontrolled hypertension – ranging from heart attacks, strokes and premature death to substantial economic loss. Moreover, the accompanying profiles offer a country-by-country snapshot of hypertension burden and control. The report not only serves as an eye-opener but also shows the way forward for countries to protect their people, highlighting the tremendous strides made in managing the disease, and drawing insights from the implementation of the WHO HEARTS package. Additionally, it equips countries with essential tools to enhance hypertension prevention, control and surveillance, thereby offering a roadmap towards a healthier future.
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