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Reflections on the 2017 NextGen Leaders Workshop: "Towards the 2018 UN High Level meeting--How can we hold our governments accountable?"

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Picture: Team Kenya presenting their evaluations of health systems readiness on NCDs at the May 2017 NextGen Leaders workshop in Kigali

Citizens and populations in a country ought to hold their governments accountable to their commitments and promises. Through accountability, we can make significant progress. It is only fair that we, as the public who pays taxes, see the money and resources used effectively and efficiently. So then, how can we hold our governments accountable?

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Reflections on the 2017 NextGen Leaders Workshop: "Towards the 2018 UN High Level meeting--How can we hold our governmen
Reflections on the 2017 NextGen Leaders Workshop: "Towards the 2018 UN High Level meeting--How can we hold our governments accountable?"

Non-adherence to clinical practice guidelines exposed patients for target organ damages

 Insight from Ethiopian hypertensive population

Hypertension damages major organs of the body which makes it deadly. A recent cohort study on Ethiopian hypertension patients reported that target organ damage was more prevalent (40.3%) in those groups of patients.  Non-adherence to clinical practice guidelines was found to be correlated with the incidence of target organ damages, especially in patients with long standing hypertension. Appropriate management of hypertension and modification of triggering factors are to be seriously addressed to prevent complications.

The authors recommend readers to visit the following link for the scholarly article

https://www.google.com/search?q=target+organ+damages+in+ethiopia&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

Non-adherence to clinical practice guidelines exposed patients for target organ damages
Non-adherence to clinical practice guidelines exposed patients for target organ damages

World Hypertension Drive

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On Wednesday May 17th, 2017, we organized a HYPERTENSION AWARENESS DRIVE at Makerere University Freedom Square with the theme "KNOW YOUR NUMBERS". This event was aimed at promoting public awareness of the risks and prevention and was open to the student community of Makerere University aged 15-35.

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World Hypertension Drive
World Hypertension Drive

Historic bill to stop price-gouging on drugs becomes law in Maryland

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Historic bill to stop price-gouging on drugs becomes law in Maryland
Historic bill to stop price-gouging on drugs becomes law in Maryland

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