特立尼达和多巴哥 has become the first country to scale-up the HEARTS initiative to all public primary 健康 care centers across the country.
“They told me that my blood pressure was too high, 而且 that the situation had to be addressed 而且 corrected” says Krishna 大师, a patient at the primary care center in Freeport, 特立尼达和多巴哥.
Mr. 大师 is not alone: 30% of men 而且 23% of women in this isl而且 nation have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension). 高血压 dramatically increases the risk of heart attack 而且 stroke, 而且经常被病人忽视. But it is preventable 而且 easily treatable so long as 健康 leadership prioritizes heart 健康. This is exactly what has happened in 特立尼达和多巴哥.