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 — there's no embarrassment in not knowing an acronym.

Acronyms

Acronym
Definition
A5/A10
Amlodipine 5 mg, Amlodipine 10 mg
ANM
Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (can run a subcenter)
ASHA
Accredited Social Health Activist (treats patients in rural areas)
CBAC
Community-Based Assessment Checklist
CC
Community Clinic
CDSS or CDS
Clinical Decision Support System
CHC
Community Health Centre
CHEW
Ethiopia's Community Health Extension Workers
CHO
Community Health Officer
CVHO
Cardiovascular Health Officer
DM
Diabetes Mellitus
EHCI
Ethiopia Hypertension Control Initiative
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)
NCD Corner
A in-hospital clinic focused on hypertension and diabetes
NHF Bangladesh
National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh
NORAD
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
NPCDCS
National Programme for Prevention & Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke (India-based Program)
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
VS or Vital
Vital Strategies, previously the parent of Resolve to Save Lives
WHO
World Health Organization
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