Last week we had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Tom Gaziano from @harvardmed & @brighamandwomens for a talk about challenges and opportunities in global #CVD care. One of his takeaway messages was "think simple" when devising solutions for #LMICs. He shared a few of his successes: substitute BMI for HDL when assessing CVD risk where lab-based cholesterol tests aren't available (results are comparable!), deploy #CHWs to assess CVD risk (97% alignment w/medical provider assessment!), and increase prescription lengths to minimize wait times at overburdened health clinics (bonus: also led to better med adherence & lower healthcare costs!). We’re grateful for his wisdom and a truly engaging talk!