Years: 2020 – 2021
Training Site: Makerere University
Mentors: William Checkley, MD, PhD; Nelson Sewankambo, MBChB, MSc, MMed
Title: “Essential medicines for hypertension: unfilled prescriptions and associated outcomes in rural Uganda”
Program Objectives: Our overarching goal is to investigate the magnitude and impact of medicine unavailability on short-term health outcomes among HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients with hypertension.
Aim 1: To assess the availability of essential antihypertensive medicines at rural public health facilities in Uganda.
Aim 2a: To evaluate the occurrence and reasons for unfilled prescriptions of essential antihypertensive medicines at rural public health facilities in Uganda.
Aim 2b: To examine the association between unfilled essential antihypertensive prescriptions and short-term clinical outcomes among hypertensive patients in rural Uganda, stratifying by HIV status.
NIH Support: NHLBI