Accelerated Cities

Map of the world highlighting the three countries with the three early-adopter cities across on three contineents (South America, Africa, and Asia)

The CARDIO4Cities approach was validated in three early-adopter cities across three continents: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Dakar, Senegal; and São Paulo, Brazil. In each city, we’ve partnered with authorities to make data-informed decisions for their health systems and populations, tap into emerging technology where appropriate, and inform investments into digital health solutions. These cities have dramatically improved hypertension control rates at population level through the CARDIO4Cities approach.

CARDO4Cities Impact by City Infographic showing the increased blood pressure control rate in the three cities and the averted stroke and heart attacks during implementation.

Early-Adopter Cities

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

A doctor in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, outside her clinic on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar and two little girls play on a toy car in the foreground.

In Ulaanbaatar, CARDIO4Cities helped increase blood pressure control in treated patients from 3% to 19% in 21 months. And during implementation, it prevented 10% of strokes and 10% of heart attacks. 

Partnerships that enable the ongoing success of CARDIO4Cities in Ulaanbaatar include the Capital City Health Department Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Onom Foundation; and the Mongolian Public Health Professionals’ Association (MPHPA), as well as global partners including the American Heart Association and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.

Dakar, Senegal

A health worker in Dakar, Senegal.

In Dakar, CARDIO4Cities helped increase blood pressure control in treated patients from 7% to 19% in 19 months. And during implementation, it prevented 3% of strokes and 3% of heart attacks. 

Partnerships that enable the ongoing success of CARDIO4Cities in Dakar include the Ministère de la Santé et de l'Action sociale, Sénégal; PATH; and the Senegalese Society of Cardiology, as well as global partners including the American Heart Association and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.

São Paulo, Brazil

A doctor in São Paulo, Brazil.

In São Paulo, CARDIO4Cities helped increase blood pressure control in treated patients from 12% to 31% in 15 months. And during implementation, it prevented 13% of strokes and 12% of heart attacks.

Partnerships that enable the ongoing success of CARDIO4Cities in São Paulo include the Secretaria Municipal da Saúde de São Paulo; Instituto Tellus; Umane Foundation; IQVIA; the Brazilian Society of Hypertension (SBH); the Cardiology Society of the State of São Paulo (SOCESP); and C4IR Brazil, as well as global partners including the American Heart Association and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.