MMM17 around the world: more global campaign news

7th June 2017Eugenie Verney

MMM17 around the world: more global campaign news

News of successful May Measurement Month campaigns continues to arrive at MMM17 HQ from volunteers around the world, including teams in Egypt, Jamaica, Kenya, the UAE, Spain, Georgia, Poland, and Malawi.

Egypt: MMM17 teams hosted screenings in a mix of venues, including (top left and top right) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Giza, where Dr Marwa Zaky was joined by Egyptian Red Crescent Society volunteers; in the Faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University, where the team included Dr Mohamed Mamdouh (top bottom right); and at South Sinai Specialised Hospital, Sharm Elskeikh, where Dr Adel Shabana (above) was among the volunteers.

Jamaica: A May Measurement Month team took part in Labor Day festivities at Ivy Green Mews, Kingston (top picture, left), including (top left to right) nurse Tony, Dr Chukwuemeka Nwokocha, former Minister of Finance and leader of the Opposition People’s National Party Dr Peter Philips, and nurse Antoinette Patterson. With them are mews residents awaiting their checks. Other Kingston locations visited by the Jamaica MMM17 teams included (top picture, top right) Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Kingston, where Dr Magdalene Nwokocha (sitting), and nurse Edith Nwachukwu (standing) were among the volunteers, St Francis Preparatory School and St Joseph teachers training school (top picture, bottom right); and (above) St Theresa Catholic Church and Preparatory Schools. Dr Magdalene Nwokocha (below, left) was also a volunteer here, as was nurse Fyffe, with support from little Chigozie ( bottom right).

Kenya: Musician and actress  Linet Masiro Munyali — known as Size 8 — was May Measurement Month ambassador in Kenya (top right) and had her blood pressure checked at the MMM17 media launch at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi (left). Also involved in the launch were (bottom right) Professor Elijah Ogola, Dr Bernard Gitura, and other stakeholders from the Ministry of Health.

UAE: The May Measurement Month campaign was led by the Emirates Cardiac Society cardiovascular disease prevention group, with MMM17 teams targeting shopping malls, primary health care clinics, worker camps, airports, mosques, and workplaces. Involved in delivering screenings were physicians, nurses, medical students and volunteers. Click on the image for an overview of the UAE initiative.

Spain: The Arena shopping centre in Valencia was among locations in the city hosting May Measurement Month screening sessions. Leading the team was Dr Fernando Martínez.

Georgia: the Georgian Society of Hypertension organised May Measurement Month screenings at 40 sites with support from the National Centre of Disease Control and Public Health, and doctors from the M. Tsinamdzghvrishvili Cardiology Centre in Tblisi. Among locations was Georgia’s highest village — Khikhadziri in the Ajara region. The MMM17 campaign in Georgia came to a close on 4 June in Batumi, Ajara, where the team included cardiologist and GSH board member Tamar Abesadze (above, top middle) and volunteers from Ajara Centre of Disease Control and Public Health.

Poland: Staff at Medicover’s Warsaw office were offered blood pressure checks on 23 May as part of May Measurement Month, and more than 100 employees took advantage of the opportunity.

Malawi: (from left) A senior nurse at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, has her blood pressure checked; a nurse explains the importance of knowing your blood pressure numbers in Chinsapo, Lilongwe; a Lilongwe volunteer uses a bicycle taxi to travel to a screening site in Mtsiriza; and volunteers at the Mtsiriza site.