It is with reluctance and sadness that, due to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the May Measurement Month (MMM) Global Project Team has made the decision that MMM20 should not take place in 2020.
With COVID-19 affecting nearly all countries now, and health workers stretched to their limits, it is simply not feasible to expect volunteers to put their efforts into MMM this year. In addition, we are concerned that if we continued with the screening project we might risk our volunteers, members and screenees being exposed to the possibility of contracting Coronavirus. We must avoid this at all costs, hence our decision to postpone the screening this year.
To all of the MMM volunteers around the world – we hope you understand and support this decision and will help us to build on the great achievements of the past three years when we start to plan MMM21, which will take place. Let’s make MMM21 the biggest screening so far!
Thank you to the ISH members and many organisations around the world, including national hypertension and cardiac societies, who have driven May Measurement Month (MMM) over the past 3 years. You have screened over 4.2 million people across more than 100 countries and have identified almost 1million people with uncontrolled or inadequately treated hypertension.
contributing risk factor for global death is raised blood pressure – causing strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular complications
lives are lost each year needlessly due to raised blood pressure
of people with high blood pressure, know it
These deaths are PREVENTABLE……….And that’s the real tragedy
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May Measurement Month (MMM) is a global awareness campaign initiated by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH), which represents the world’s leading scientists, clinicians, health care providers and allied health care workers, all with a common interest in hypertension (high blood pressure) research.
Launched in May 2017, MMM put the spotlight on increasing access to blood pressure screening as potentially the most effective way to reduce hypertension’s adverse toll on health.
Each May, volunteers around the world measure the blood pressure of people in cities, towns, and villages as part of MMM. All participants leave us knowing their blood pressure and anyone who registered as hypertensive is given advice about what they need to do next. READ MORE
In just 3 years we have already achieved so much!
4.2 MILLION+ people have had their blood pressure measured
In over 100 COUNTRIES
Almost 1 MILLION people
have been identified with untreated or inadequately treated hypertension, all of whom can now take action to improve their health.
Much of the analysis has been published in leading scientific journals READ MORE and we will continue to publish more. However, there is still much to do and, now reaching its 4th year, MMM will continue to raise awareness further and help create evidence to improve blood pressure screening around the world.