We’re on a mission to educate people on the importance of checking their blood pressure regularly. Why? Because raised BP is the number one cause of preventable death worldwide.

May Measurement Month is a global blood pressure screening awareness campaign, launched in 2017 by our founding organisation, the International Society of Hypertension.

Our aim is to highlight the importance of measuring your blood pressure (BP) and to raise awareness of the dangers posed by elevated BP and hypertension. Our target is to increase the numbers of participants aged 18+ who are regularly getting their BP checked and to give people the tools to understand how this information can contribute to your knowledge about your individual health. MMM also provides diet and lifestyle advice to those with BP in the hypertensive range and to facilitate improved follow up for sufferers.

On a broader level, MMM uses the data on inadequately treated hypertension to motivate governments to improve BP screening facilities and reduce the huge global burden of disease and death caused by raised BP.

Since 2017, volunteers in more than 100 countries have screened people in cities, towns, and rural villages as part of the largest FREE public blood pressure screening programme in the world. All participants discovered their blood pressure, and anyone who registered as hypertensive was given advice about what they need to do next.

May Measurement Month will take place between 01 May – 31 July 2024 and builds on the WHL’s established World Hypertension Day (held on 17 May each year) with volunteer health professionals at local screening sites, in more than 90 countries.

Professor Neil Poulter, Former ISH President (2016 -2018), and Chief Investigator of MMM, stated:

“Even with increased threats to public health this last year, raised blood pressure remains the biggest single contributing risk factor for global death and the worldwide burden of disease. We want May Measurement Month to increase public understanding, and help save lives that need not be lost ”

MMM Trustees

Professor Neil Poulter FMedSci

Professor of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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Professor Alta Schutte PhD FRSSAf FESC ISHF

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia

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Professor Markus Schlaich

President, High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia

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Professor George S. Stergiou, MD, FRCP

Professor of Medicine & Hypertension
Hypertension Center STRIDE-7 (EU), Third University Dept. of Medicine, Sotiria Hospital, Athens.

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Dr Thomas Beaney MSc MRCP MRCGP

Academic General Practitioner, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

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David Somen

Managing Director of Virtual IT, London, United Kingdom

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MMM Advisory Board

Professor Karen Sliwa MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, DTM&H

Director of the Cape Heart Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

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Professor Tazeen Hasan Jafar PhD FRSSAf FESC ISHF

Professor, Health Services and Systems Research Signature Research Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School

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