Hypertension can be the next global health win

Patient gets blood pressure measured to check for hypertension. Managing hypertension can save lives

Hypertension is the leading cause of death worldwide, killing more than 10 million people each year, but it remains neglected. In an essay in the Washington Post, Dr. Tom Frieden calls attention to the need for increased focus and funding to prevent and treat the deadly condition.

Beating the world’s leading killer with Simple solutions

A montage of two health care workers recording blood pressure results on the Simple app, with the red blood drop logo for Simple in the background

In just a few short years, the Bangladesh Hypertension Control Initiative has achieved impressive blood pressure control rates, and our Simple app has played an important role in this progress.  Learn more about how data from Simple has helped our partners– the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s Non-Communicable Disease Control Program and the National […]

Việt Nam’s fight against a silent killer

Vietnam hypertension

WHO’s new Global Hypertension report highlights the progress Việt Nam has made against hypertension, but there is more to do, write Angela Pratt, WHO Representative, Vietnam, and our Senior Vice President for Cardiovascular Health Renu Garg.

Tracking medications, the Simple way

Simple drug stock reports

The new update to the Simple app provides for better tracking of medications by allowing facilities to input the volume of each medication they have on-hand and their expiration dates on a monthly basis. This helps to reduce stock-outs and to increase the number of patients who have access to the medications they need, when […]

Putting hypertension courses in the palm of health workers’ hands in Nigeria

self-paced digital hypertension management course for doctors, nurses and community health workers in Nigeria

We partnered with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health and National Primary Health Care Development Agency to pilot a self-paced digital hypertension management course that doctors, nurses and community health workers completed on their own smart phones. The course– which was found to be effective and rated highly by participants– is a potential lower-cost alternative to […]

“Keep it Simple” is EDITORS’ CHOICE APRIL 2023 at BMJ HCI

user-centered information systems design for health care

Read our Simple team‘s paper on designing a user-centered digital information system to support chronic disease management in low- and middle-income countries, which was selected as Editor’s Choice for April 2023 by BMJ Health & Care Informatics.

Indonesia commits to heart health, starting at primary care

The Association of Indonesia Local Health Offices (ADINKES) announced a new partnership with RTSL to prevent millions of premature deaths by improving high blood treatment at the primary care level and eliminate industrially-produced trans fat from the food supply chain.  

Virgin Islands (British)

Resolve to Save Lives partners with the Pan American Health Organization to support the continued scale up of HEARTS, the World Health Organization technical package for improving cardiovascular health.

Vietnam

Resolve to Save Lives partners with the Vietnam Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization, the George Institute and the Global Health Advocacy Incubator to support hypertension control and salt reduction initiatives.