May Measurement Month 2017: Results of 39 national blood pressure screening programmes
Neil R Poulter, Claudio Borghi, Rafael R Castillo, Fadi J Charchar, Agustin J Ramirez, Markus P Schlaich, Aletta E Schutte, George Stergiou, Thomas Unger, Richard D Wainford, Thomas Beaney
EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL SUPPLEMENTS | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019
Raised blood pressure is the biggest single risk factor responsible for mortality worldwide. Despite this, the majority of people with hypertension are unaware of having it, are untreated, or are on treatment but uncontrolled. May Measurement Month is a global campaign initiated by the International Society of Hypertension with the aim of raising awareness of high blood pressure. In the first year of the campaign in 2017, over 1.2 million people were screened in 80 countries across the world, finding over 100 000 people with hypertension who were not on treatment and over 150 000 people on anti-hypertensive treatment who were not controlled. The individual national results from 39 countries ..View full abstract
Most of the core funding was provided by ISH with other donations received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through TEPHINET, a programme of the Task Force for Global Health Inc. and Servier Pharmaceutical Co. In addition, OMRON Healthcare kindly donated 20 000 BP recording devices for shipment to MMM sites around the world.