MMM gets set for its third successful year

7th February 2019Lisa Woodward

MMM gets set for its third successful year

May Measurement Month (MMM) continues to build on its success.  After measuring the blood pressure (BP) of over 1.2 million people across 80 countries in 2017, the 2018 campaign saw over 1.5 million people screened across 89 countries.  This means that, thanks to the generous support of numerous organisations around the world, including national hypertension and cardiac societies, MMM has now reached over 2.7 million people since it began, identifying over half a million people with uncontrolled hypertension.   MMM Chief Investigator and former President of the ISH, Professor Neil Poulter, stated, As the largest ever synchronised standardised multinational screening of any cardiovascular risk factor, we are going a long way to meet our objectives to raise global awareness of the issues surrounding raised blood pressure.”

Having had the global analysis of MMM17 published on the eve of World Hypertension Day 2018 in a paper in The Lancet Global Health, MMM has also organised the publication of 39 national papers from top contributing MMM17 countries in the European Heart Journal Supplement.  Countries that screened over 2500 people were invited to contribute to the supplement, hard copies of which will be sent to 35,000 cardiologists around the world before May 2019.  MMM looks forward to following these publications with the global MMM18 analysis in a top level journal before the 2019 MMM campaign begins.

Thank you to everyone involved so far for making an incredible start in increasing awareness of the issues surrounding hypertension.  However, our job is not yet over. While there are still over 10 million dying each year from raised blood pressure, there is clearly still much more to be done……….  Professor Alta Schutte, President of the International Society of Hypertension, adds: “The ISH is delighted to see May Measurement Month go from strength to strength on such a global scale.  We hope its success will encourage more people to join the generous volunteers who have made this happen.”

With MMM19 only round the corner, are you ready to join us?  We have a huge bank of resources ready to help you set up and promote your MMM screenings.

If you have not already signed up for MMM19 or would like to know more about how to get involved, either as an MMM Country Leader or a Screening Site Leader, please contact the MMM Project Manager:

Be part of May Measurement Month and help save lives!

Thank you