#KnowYourNumbers: World Hypertension Day, 17 May 2020
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World Hypertension Day is globally celebrated each year on May 17th.

The WHD was first inaugurated in May 2005 and has become an annual event ever since. The purpose of the WHD is to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage citizens of all countries to prevent and control this silent killer, the modern epidemic.

The theme for World Hypertension Day is Know Your Numbers with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world.

Objectives:
~ Raising awareness about the symptoms of hypertension.
~ Encouraging blood pressure measurement.
~ Knowing methods of early prevention of high blood pressure.
~ Highlighting the prevalence of high blood pressure in society.

Source: https://maymeasure.com/
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