About May Measurement Month
Goal is to raise awareness around blood pressure worldwide
May Measurement Month is a joint initiative between the International Society of Hypertension and the World Hypertension League aimed at raising awareness around blood pressure worldwide and takes place for the first time during May 2017.
The project builds on the WHL’s World Hypertension Day, which has been taking place annually on 17 May since it was launched in 2005.
ISH President Neil Poulter said: ‘Raised blood pressure is the biggest single contributing risk factor for global death and the worldwide burden of disease, and we want May Measurement Month to lay strong foundations for significantly increasing public understanding.
‘The goal for May Measurement Month is therefore to screen as many people as possible worldwide who have not had their blood pressure measured in the previous year.’
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