Every year, 17 May is dedicated to World Hypertension Day (WHD). However, as a result of the rapidly growing burden of disease associated with the global increase in hypertension, the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and the World Hypertension League (WHL) has designated the entire month of May as May Measurement Month (MMM).
During this month we aim to screen millions of people world-wide who are over the age of 18 years and have ideally not had their BP measured within the previous year.
The data collected in MMM will be used, firstly to highlight to the public the importance of high blood pressure, and secondly, to motivate governments to improve local screening facilities and policies, and thereby reduce the global burden of hypertension, which causes many cardiovascular diseases that include stroke, heart attack, kidney failure and dementia.
We encourage you to get involved!