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May Measurement Month

May Measurement Month is a global initiative led by two organisations representing the world's leading cardiologists and researchers specialising in hypertension - the International Society of Hypertension and the World Hypertension League.

During May 2017, millions of people will have their blood pressure measured in one of the biggest public screening exercises the world's ever seen.

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.

To find out more about the initiative and how you can take part in it either by getting screened or setting up a screening site, please click here.