MMM17 around the world: more campaign highlights

25th May 2017Eugenie Verney

MMM17 around the world: more campaign highlights

The global reach of May Measurement Month is underlined once more in this round-up of news from blood pressure screening campaigns around the world. What makes MMM17 so special is that everyone involved in delivering the initiative — wherever they are — is a volunteer…

Georgia: May Measurement Month teams have been hosting blood pressure screening sessions across the country. Clockwise from top left: doctors at the St Michael Multiprofile Clinical Hospital in Tbilisi before they headed south-east to the town of Rustavi; a medical student is supervised taking a reading at the St Michael Multiprofile Clinical Hospital; a volunteer records a member of the public’s blood pressure in the town of Chokhatauri, in the Guria region; the MMM team at work in Khobi, in the Samegrelo region; MMM makes the news on Obieqtivi TV in Tbilisi; a woman has her pulse rate recorded by one of the Khobi volunteers. 

India: In Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, May Measurement Month volunteers set up screening sites at the PVP Square shopping mall.

Côte d’IvoireMay Measurement Month was disrupted by a military mutiny on 14 May, but campaign leaders are still aiming to reach 1% of the population. They have the support of the Institut de Cardiologie d’Abidjan as well as Omron, Servier, Denk Pharma, and Ajanta Pharma, and screening sites include this one in an Abidjan shopping centre.

Argentina: Dr María Alicia Diaz at a screening centre within the Hospital General de Agudos Dr Ignacio Pirovano, Buenos Aires (left) and (right) newly-elected president of the Sociedad Argentina de Hipertension Dr Judith Zilberman with a member of the public at Hospital Gral De Agudos Dr Cosme Argerich, also Buenos Aires.

Malawi: May Measurement Month Team members with blood pressure devices donated by Omron (top) and screening at a site in Lilongwe. 

United States: May Measurement Month volunteers in Detroit have been recording blood pressure readings at sites across the city, including this one at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Clockwise from top left: Max, Jon, Jeffrey, and Katee; Sabina helping out with data entry; Jon taking a BP measurement (left) with Katee, Max, Jeffrey, and Baldish; the screening site display.

Spain: Dr Fernando Martínez is leading the May Measurement Month campaign in the Clinical Hospital of Valencia.

Australia: Staff at Austin Health, Melbourne, recorded more than 100 measurements on the wards across three days. The May Measurement Month campaign is being co-ordinated by Professor Louise Burrell, Dr Sheila Patel, and visiting international medical student Thayls Sampaio (pictured)