Hope for heart, diabetes patients in new plan

Heart disease

Cardiovascular diseases make up an estimated 25 per cent of hospital admissions countrywide.

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What you need to know:

  • Introducing table banking for the groups was a great additional solution to patients' financial strain
  • Overall, women—who made up 69.9 per cent of the participants —experienced greater blood pressure reductions than men
  • The combined intervention proved especially beneficial for patients with uncontrolled hypertension at baseline

A new treatment programme for heart disease and diabetes in western Kenya could turn around patients’  lives, a study has shown.

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