Acronyms

Definitions for common acronyms you'll run into on the project

Please add new acronyms as you come across them. If you don't know what something means, please ask β€” there's no embarrassment in not knowing an acronym.

Acronyms

Acronym

Definition

ANM

Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (can run a subcenter)

ASHA

Accredited Social Health Activist (treats patients in rural areas)

CHC

Community Health Centre

CHEW

Ethiopia's Community Health Extension Workers

CHO

Community Health Officer

CVHO

Cardiovascular Health Officer

DM

Diabetes Mellitus

FHIR

"Fire" interoperability standard (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources)

FMoH

Federal Ministry of Health

HCD

Human-centered design

HCW

Healthcare worker (e.g. nurse, doctor, pharmacist)

HIT

Health Information Technology

HTN

Hypertension

GoI

Government of India

ICMR

Indian Council of Medical Research

IHCI

Indian Hypertension Control Initiative (new name of IHMI)

IHMI

Indian Hypertension Management Initiative

IPM

Iteration Planning Meeting

MoH

Ministry of Health

NCD

Noncommunicable Disease (e.g. hypertension, diabetes, cancers)

PAHO

Pan American Health Organization (WHO for Latin America)

PHC

Primary Health Center

RTSL

Resolve To Save Lives

SAD

Slum Area Dispensary

SC

Subcentre

SDH

Sub-District Hospital

STS

Senior Treatment Supervisor

UHC

Upazila Health Complex (Bangladesh's equivalent of an Indian District Hospital)

UPHC

Urban Primary Health Center

USAD

Urban Slum Area Dispensary

WHO

World Health Organization

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