MMM postponed until 2021

31st March 2020Lisa Woodward

MMM postponed until 2021

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.

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 this year.

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!