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On 22 May, the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health held a side event on the margins of the 71st World Health Assembly to advocate for circulatory health and hypertension control in universal health coverage for the estimated one billion people who live with raised blood pressure. Moderated by Dr Richard Horton (Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet), the panel included Dr Tom Frieden (President & CEO, Resolve to Save Lives), Dr Etienne Krug (WHO Director, Department for Management of Non-communicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention), Ms Rita Melifonwu (Ashoka Fellow & Founder of Stroke Action UK and Nigeria), Mr Nicolas Diserens (patient speaker, Switzerland), and Dr Inke Mathaurer (Senior Financing Specialist, World Health Organization). The speakers proposed a path forward that puts patients and the health workforce at the centre, creates an enabling environment of training, education, information systems and sustainable financing, and mobilizes the political will to leave no one behind.
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