Burden of Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in Ethiopia
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) is a general term for conditions affecting heart or blood vessels. It includes coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathies. Ethiopia has adopted SDG 3.4 to reduce NCD by 1/3rd by 2030.
The objective of this evidence brief is to show the extent to which the burden of CVDs in Ethiopia has been among the leading health problems which ultimately informs the health policy.