May 17th 2017
Hypertension plays a vital role in acquiring heart disease. It can damage our valves, kidney etc. Most of the people die every year due to uncontrolled hypertension. So it is necessary to create awareness and take measures to reduce high blood pressure. World hypertension day is celebrated since 2005 on the 17th of May ever year.
The International Society of Hypertension (ISH) with the help of its 85-hypertension society’s situated globally helps in measuring and collecting blood pressure. The ISH this year introduced the May Measurement Month (MMM17) as a global Blood Pressure awareness campaign, incorporating the World Hypertension Day. Globally, it aims to collect the data’s of 25 million people worldwide, to address the huge disease caused by raised BP.
Jayanti Memorial Trust that has been working to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease since its establishment participated in this program to measure and collected the blood pressure of the people.
Although due to the heavy rainfall, we couldn’t collect the anticipated number of data. We are glad to have been a part of this international campaign and contribute to the data of Nepal.