Throughout May 2017, we put the spotlight on raising awareness around blood pressure, with volunteers in more than 100 countries getting involved in May Measurement Month and screening people in cities, towns, and villages in one of the biggest public screening exercises the world’s ever seen. Now we’re looking ahead to MMM19 which will once again be led by the International Society of Hypertension with support from health professionals and other volunteers worldwide.
What drives May Measurement Month?
10 million lives lost
Every year 10 million people around the world die needlessly because of high blood pressure, making it the planet’s single biggest killer. They will suffer a stroke, have a heart attack, or die from another cardiovascular complication linked to hypertension — the medical term for high blood pressure.
And the real tragedy is that only around half of those who die this way will even have known they had raised blood pressure.
We want to change this — and we’ve made a great start!
May Measurement Month is a global initiative led by the International Society of Hypertension, which represents the world’s leading cardiologists and researchers specialising in hypertension.
Launched in May 2017, MMM’s objective is to measure the blood pressure of people aged 18+ at screening centres in up to 100 countries. Each of those people should be able to leave us knowing what their blood pressure is and what they need to do next.
And we achieved that on just about every continent throughout May 2017 — just take a look at the reports we’ve received from our amazing MMM volunteers worldwide.
Next stop, MMM18!
Now we’re looking ahead to May 2018 and reaching even more people around the world.
We’re already laying the groundwork for next year, so if you’d like to stay in touch with the campaign, please just contact us and we’ll make sure you’re kept up to date.
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