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      Overview on hypertension control in Africa

Africa is the epicenter of hypertension worldwide: Over the past thirty years, very little progress has been made in detecting, treating, and controlling hypertension in Africa, with 93% uncontrolled and a prevalence of nearly 50% in adults.  There are currently limited effective strategies and resources for screening and controlling hypertension in Africa. The available strategies which have been adopted from the hypertension treatment guidelines from high-income countries are challenging to implement because of the limited resources and lack of an implementation ecosystem that engages all stakeholders.

       Conference Objectives: By this conference together, we aim to:

a) Activate key stakeholders (commissioners, steering committee etc) for improved surveillance, prevention, treatment/acute care, and rehabilitation of those with hypertension complications across the life course through the implementation of the Integrated hypertension quadrangle approach to hypertension control and the proposed African Control of Hypertension through Innovative Epidemiology and a Vibrant Ecosystem (ACHIEVE) to implement HEARTS package

b) Develop and deploy pragmatic solutions through the contextualization of interventions tailored to navigate barriers and enhance facilitators to deliver maximum impactful hypertension control. This can be achieved by effective communication and active participation of all stakeholders in the implementation environment.

c) Co-create strategies for implementation of the ten key recommendations for accelerated hypertension control in Africa to circumvent the identified barriers and facilitate effective and efficient hypertension control in Africa through ACHIEVE.

     Expected audience: This hybrid conference will admit about 200 participants from all over the world but with less than half of the participants from ARUA member and non-member universities. Esteemed leaders in hypertension control, stakeholders in government and private agencies, heads of institutions (academic/medical), scholars, physicians, trainees etc are expected to be part of this collaborative impactful hypertension control wholistic intervention that will serve as a model to other continents especially low- and middle-income countries.

    Conference program: View the program via this link/ Please note that the current program is currently under revision. Final version will be updated once revisions are concluded.

    Conference Dates: The conference will be held over two days (27th – 28th July 2023) by 9am (GMT+1 – Nigerian time)

   Conference Venue: The conference will adopt a hybrid approach. Venue for the physical meeting will be at the International Conference Center (ICC), University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

   Call for abstracts and submission: There is no call for abstracts for this year’s events. However, all speakers are kindly requested to send in a 200 word abstract of their presentation via instructions which will be communicated by aruancdui@gmail.com on or before July 10, 2023 (GMT+1)

 

         Registration

         i. All participants (in-person or virtual) are required to register via a link before access to the life streaming link via this link below https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkc–trDwoHNDrJgo3UIUaPApPTh4SMNZM.

        ii. Visa Requirements:Participants who intend to attend this meeting in Nigeria and require visa should communicate their requests as soon as possible to aruancdui@gmail.com. Please note that there are no travel bursaries to support physical attendance. Hence, physical attendees are responsible for their travel costs.

        Accommodation/Housing Options: Physical attendees will be housed at Golden Tulip Hotel, Jericho, Ibadan (https://ibadan.goldentulip.com/en-us/) and Bon Hotels, Adeyi, Ibadan.

(https://bonhotels.com/hotel/nest-bodija-ibadan/). Visit the above links for reservations. Should you have further questions, please contact aruancdui@gmail.com