Aimed at reducing death and disability due to CVDs (Cardiovascular Diseases), the India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) sought to improve the control of hypertension, reduce salt consumption, and eliminate artificial trans-fats — the leading risk factors for CVDs. The interventions complement the new government initiative for universal screening and management of hypertension, diabetes, and three common cancers.
We managed 32 Cardiovascular Health Officers (CVHO), 77 Cardiovascular Senior Treatment Supervisors (CVH STS), and three CVH Consultants at the national level. We had deployed one data management coordinator in the identified states. Going forward, seven CVHOs, 13 CVH STS, one data management coordinator, and two data assistants will also be joining the project. We aim to take over the existing consultants at central and state level on the agency’s payroll and deploy them as per WHO requirements.
- Implemented in 75 districts across 16 states
- 2.5 million+ patients with hypertension enrolled in 15,000+ health facilities