Journal article

P6147Access to essential cardiovascular medicines in Kerala, the state with the highest cardiovascular disease burden in India

G Satheesh, S Puthean, M Ansil, MK Unnikrishnan, A Sharma, SR Mishra, E Jereena

European Heart Journal | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2019

Abstract

Abstract Introduction The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has prioritized the reduction of premature mortality due to NCDs – including cardiovascular diseases (CVD) - by a third. To achieve this goal, countries must achieve 80% availability of affordable essential medicines. Essential medicines as identified by the World Health Organization are those that meet the priority healthcare needs of majority population. Globally, India has the second highest CVD burden with over 1.7 million deaths annually, with the highest CVD morbidity and mortality rate in Kerala. Purpose ..

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