Syndemic of hypertension, diabetes, mental illness and HIV

    Project Details


    The Ministry of Health in Eswatini embarks on the national scale-up of decentralized care for hypertension and diabetes, in an attempt to address the overburdened health system. The WHO-pen project is a cluster-randomized trial to assess the most efficient way of organizing the decentralization.

    The syndemics project is part of WHO-pen and uses the community-based surveys to map the syndemic of prevalent infectious and non-infectious diseases. It tries to elucidate if specific scale-up strategies for different groups are warranted to improve decentralized care.
    Effective start/end date1/06/201931/12/2023

    UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being