World Hypertension Day: Relevant details to note down
The World Hypertension Day(WHD) was observed across the world on 17 May 2016 with the theme Know Your Numbers.
The theme know your numbers is related with the goal of increasing high blood pressure awareness in all populations around the world. The WHD 2016 challenge is to screen three million adults.
About World Hypertension Day
• World Hypertension Day (WHD) is an annual initiative of the World Hypertension League (WHL), an affiliated section of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH).
• 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.