As the large majority of the morbidity and mortality related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) occurs in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), the decentralization of care is a pressing topic to ensure access to continuous care for all.
Therefore, we aim to conduct a randomized control trial, measuring the effectiveness of Community health workers (CHWs) to control for confirmed hypertensive patients in rural Uganda. This may improve disease control and medication adherence among patients with NCDs in LMICs. In Uganda and many other LMICs, the management of hypertension needs to be managed by already overwhelemd health systems. This is the reason why we aim to intervene at the primary healthcare level. We will employ CHWs to determine the effectiveness of a CHW-led intervention in blood pressure control among confirmed hypertensive patients and patient-related factors associated with uncontrolled hypertension in Nakaseke, Uganda.
To learn more about our recent and past academic and non-academic articles please visit our publications page.