Celebrating advances in blood pressure control in Ethiopia

Ethiopia team marked World Hypertension Day with an event at Maychew Health
Center in Addis Ababa featuring representatives from the Ministry of Health, the Addis
Ababa Health Bureau and the Cardiac and Heart Association. A patient from the Ethiopia Hypertension
Control Initiative also spoke about the experience of receiving hypertension
care. Participants highlighted the success of the Simple App roll out, with
Health Minister Dr. Lia Tadesse calling for a scale up of the use of Simple in
the future. At the conclusion of the event, speakers and other participants
were screened for high blood pressure.