Research and Projects

Population Based Strategies for Effective Control of High Blood Pressure in Pakistan

(Tazeen Jafar, Juanita Hatcher)

This study is a 2x2 factorial design, cluster allocation intervention study to evaluate the impact of:

  • Population approach of household health education by community health workers on BP levels of population aged 5 years or over in low-middle income communities of Karachi; and
  • High-Risk approach of special BP management by intensively trained local general practitioners on BP levels of hypertensive subjects aged³ 40 years from the above population.

the cost effective BP control strategy would serve as a model for a much-needed national level hypertension control programme in Pakistan, and possibly other regional developing countries

Funder: Wellcome Trust, UK