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The Makonda Study: Preferences for hypertension care among adults in Malawi

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Funding Fogarty Program

HIV-associated Noncommunicable Diseases Research at LMIC Institutions

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

The Makonda Study: Preferences for hypertension care among adults in Malawi

Principal Institution

University of California, Los Angeles

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Hoffman, Risa M.

Project Contact Information

rhoffman@mednet.ucla.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2020–2022

Country

Malawi

Collaborators

Partners in Hope

Project Description

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major and rising cause of death and disability, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where HIV prevalence is highest; in Malawi, up to one-third of adults with HIV are hypertensive, but despite being engaged in HIV care, most of these individuals do not receive treatment for hypertension. Despite this vast and unaddressed burden of HIV and NCDs in low-income countries, little is known about how to deliver patient-centered HIV-NCD care in these contexts, particularly within resource-constrained health systems. Understanding patient preferences and experiences with NCD care is an unexplored area and an essential first step toward identifying optimal strategies for managing these diseases, and developing evidence-based, patient-centered, evaluable approaches to address this excess burden in people living with HIV.

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