Project director, Better Hearts Better Cities Dakar
For more than a decade, we've collaborated with the government, health workers, and other local stakeholders in Senegal to strengthen the country's health systems and bring high-quality, integrated health services to more communities than ever.
And together, we've made great progress.
Child mortality and malaria-related deaths have dropped, access to family planning has risen, and the country has stabilized a low incidence of HIV. Today we're working hard to make sure these successes are just the beginning.
By addressing hypertension from primary prevention at the community level to treatment at referral health centers, the links to treatment increased from 71% to 86% for cases diagnosed; the number of clients on treatment who have hypertension under control improved from 5% to 30%; and the net systolic change among hypertensive patients decreased by an average of 15,51 mmHg in 12 months.