MMM around the world: highlights from the global campaign

29th June 2017Eugenie Verney

MMM around the world: highlights from the global campaign

May Measurement Month may be over for 2017, but there are still amazing successes to be celebrated. Among them these from Lithuania, Israel, England, and Chile…

Lithuania: The Lithuanian Society of Hypertension and Lithuanian Hypertension Association hosted May Measurement Month and took around 3,000 blood pressure readings at screenings in a mix of locations as part of a wider campaign to raise awareness around government plans to limit access to some hypertension drugs. Among those measured were (top left) runners at a half marathon in the city of Trakai, members of the Lithuanian Parliament in Vilnius (top right), and delegates attending the Nordic Baltic Congress of Cardiology, also in Vilnius (bottom right). Playing a leading role in the campaign was Lithuanian Society of Hypertension President Professor Marius Miglinas, who led a successful media campaign (bottom right).

May Measurement Month Israel

Israel: The Israeli Society of Hypertension took May Measurement Month into the Knesset (parliament) to find out what MPs — among them former Minister of Health Yael German (above) — knew about blood pressure.  Click on the image to find out…

England: Volunteers in Manchester hosted screenings throughout the month, including in the University of Manchester’s Stopford Building where a local police community support officer was among those measured (top), and in University Place where volunteers included Nita Shabrina and Kieran Sproston (bottom left). At St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, among volunteers taking part in May Measurement Month was Zoe Wells, a member of the British and Irish Hypertension Society nurses/AHP working party (bottom right).

Chile: May Measurement Month caught the media’s attention with widespread coverage, including from El Austral (above).