About May Measurement Month
Goal is to raise awareness around blood pressure worldwide
May Measurement Month is an initiative led by the International Society of Hypertension aimed at raising awareness around blood pressure worldwide and took place for the first time during May 2017.
Now the groundwork is being laid for MMM18 which will take place throughout May 2018.
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 May Measurement Month has already begun to lay strong foundations for significantly increasing public understanding.
‘Throughout May 2017, our amazing volunteers ran screening sites in a vast array of venues, from tents to town halls, from remote villages to the heart of some of our biggest cities. Their goal was to screen as many people as possible worldwide who had not had their blood pressure measured in the previous year.
‘And they achieved that and much more — in some instances, they were screening people in their sixties or older who had never had their blood pressure measured at any time in their lives. All those found to be suffering from hypertension were given the same clear guidance, wherever in the world they were.
‘It was a remarkable achievement and we are determined to build on this superb foundation for MMM18.’
Take a look at our News section for just some examples of what MMM17 volunteers achieved, and if you’d like to join us in delivering the 2018 global initiative, please contact us now and we’ll keep you updated.