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Doctors told how to manage hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7427.1305-b (Published 04 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1305
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Guidelines published this week on the management of hypertension and cardiovascular risk factors in sub-Saharan Africa aim to deal with the growing epidemic of cardiovascular disease in the area with the limited resources available.

    Hypertension was placed second only to AIDS in the health challenges facing countries in Africa at a meeting of the African Union in 2001. This resulted in the Durban Decision being adopted by African heads of state …

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