Evaluation of a community-based hypertension improvement program (ComHIP) in Ghana

Date: 9 June 2017

Time: 12.45 – 2pm

Venue: Bennett Room, LG80, Keppel Street

Speaker(s): Professor Peter Lamptey, Professor of Non-communicable Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis

Ghana (as well as other countries in sub-Saharan Africa) face an increasing burden of non-communicable disease with high rates of hypertension in adults. Despite these high rates, hypertension control remains very poor in Ghana.

The goal of ComHIP is to address the hypertension burden in Ghana through the deployment of a community-based model that engages both the private and public sectors as well as the community and utilizes information and communication technologies (ICTs )

The project is being evaluated through a quasi-experimental design consisting of two parts (cross-sectional surveys, and a cohort study). The cross-sectional surveys constitute a before and after evaluation at baseline and end-line in the intervention and control districts. The cohort study is currently being implemented in the intervention district.

ComHIP is a partnership between the Ghana Health Services, FHI360 and the Novartis Foundation. The evaluation of the project is being conducted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Ghana School of Public Health.

Information about speaker(s):  https://www.fhi360.org/experts/peter-r-lamptey-md-drph-mph

Contact: globalncd@lshtm.ac.uk