SCH welcomed Dr. Nelson Otieno from the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) and AstraZeneca Band Dr. David Wanikina, our Family and Emergency Medicine Resident, as they taught our Continuous Medical Education (CME) session today with a focus on diagnosis and management of hypertension.
SCH is part of the Healthy Hearts Africa (HHA) initiative that is being implemented by CHAK and AstraZeneca towards early diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in Kenya. Often called the “silent killer”, hypertension is a condition that can be managed will starting with ensuring frequent screening of one’s blood pressure.
According to the Director of Medical Services, 1 in 4 Kenyans is living with hypertension but only about half of them have had their blood pressures measured.
As one gets older (past the age of 40), blood pressure screenings should become a routine part of their health care.
We are grateful to them for the wonderful session and for our staff, who made it a very participatory and active!