World Hypertension Day

More than one billion people around the world live with hypertension (high blood pressure), a major cause of cardiovascular disease and premature death. The World Health Organization also stress that around half of people living with hypertension are unaware of their condition, putting them at risk of avoidable medical complications[…]

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Blood Pressure Awareness Week: 7th – 13th September 2020

This campaign focuses on blood pressure testing and awareness, encouraging adults to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.  Know your numbers! #KYN2020 High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of[…]

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World Hypertension Day 17th May 2020

World Hypertension Day is celebrated annually on 17th May with the aim of educating the public and increase awareness of hypertension. The day is organised by the World Hypertension League (WHL), an umbrella organisation comprising 85 hypertension societies and leagues from all over the world. What is blood pressure? Blood pressure[…]

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World Hypertension Day, 17th May 2018

World Hypertension Day (WHD) was first inaugurated in May 2005 and is celebrated annually on 17th May. The purpose of this event is to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage the prevention and control of hypertension, often referred to as a ‘silent killer’.

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