International Society of Hypertension

Reports and videos: 2016 global World Hypertension Day initiatives

We would like to applaud all those who have carried out local or regional initiatives to mark World Hypertension Day (celebrated this year over a week from 17-24 May 2016). We would also like to thank the organisations (listed below) who have kindly contributed reports and videos of their World Hypertension Day activities to share with colleagues around the world.

World Hypertension Day 2016


Initiative To Increase The Availability of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

The Belgian Hypertension Committee and Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance aim to make ambulatory blood pressure monitoring an essential part of the coverage provided to patients with proven or suspected hypertension.

Read more: (English version)

Read more: (Chinese version)



Chinese Hypertension League World Hypertension Day Report

In support of WHD2016 and the Global Blood Pressure Screening Program, the Chinese Hypertension League (CHL) and World Hypertension League (WHL) Beijing Office jointly called on academic organizations, units, companies, CHL Council members and related personnel to respond actively to the proposal of WHL, including organizing activities surrounding blood pressure screening and prevention of chronic diseases between April and May.

Full report and images of the Chinese Hypertension League WHD activities.

“Liaoyuan Project” Academic Tour Successfully Held in Lhasa

The “Liaoyuan Project” Academic Tour, led by CHL, BHCA, CSC, CHC, CPMA , organized by the Tibet Medical Association and sponsored by Bayer, was successfully held in Lhasa, Tibet on July 2nd, 2016. 

Click here for more information and images.

Picture: Professor Wang Wen (right), Vice-Chairman and General Secretary, CHL



Prof. Suman Kundu Lab, Department of Biochemistry, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi-110021

Click here to view more images and information regarding this WHD initiative.

Sanjay Dey and colleagues on World Hypertension Day image

Picture: Dr Sanjey Dey (ISH member) and colleagues



 Moyowathu HealthCare Services, First Screening For Hypertension

In a pilot initiative, Moyowathu HealthCare Services conducted the first group screening of members of the Apostolic Faith Mission.

Click here for a report on the day.



Pakistan Hypertension League

 Click here to view images taken during the 2016 Pakistan Hypertension League WHD initiatives.

 Pakistan Hypertension League images World Hypertension Day



Romanian Society of Hypertension

Click here to read a report on the Romanian Society of Hypertension activities.

Romanian Society of Hypertension World Hypetension Day images


South Africa

Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART)

The Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART) hosted their annual World Hypertension Day (WHD) event on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University with the aim to promote healthy lifestyle and high blood pressure awareness amongst young people. Our thanks to Ruan Kruger (ISH New Investigator Committee Media Working Group Member) and his colleagues for any fantastic contribution on WHD.

Click on the image below to view the HART WHD video.

HART World Hypertension Day video 2016



Vietnamese Society of Hypertension

Click here to view images regarding this WHD initiative.

World Hypertension Day Vietnamese Society of Hypertnesion event photo



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