Cardiovascular diseases prevention and control

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Cardiovascular diseases are top killers, causing about 12 million deaths throughout the world. WHO/AFRO is implementing a more integrated approach to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and the risk factors that contribute to them.

These diseases include coronary heart disease (heart attacks), cerebro-vascular disease (stroke), raised blood pressure (hypertension), peripheral artery disease, rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease and heart failure.

WHO focuses on building capacity in the public health system, delivering heart health interventions at the community level, and developing partnerships.

Focal person for Cardiovascular Diseases Management:
Dr. Boureima H. Sambo
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