To mark World Hypertension Day, the World Health Organization, Pan-American Health Organization and Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, are hosting an event to:
- celebrate achievements in protecting people’s heart health
- launch of a new virtual course and new tools that will support the measurement and management of blood pressure
- share country and partner experiences in implementing hypertension programmes
More than one billion people around the world live with hypertension (high blood pressure), which is a major cause of cardiovascular disease and premature death worldwide. The burden of hypertension is felt disproportionately in low- and middle-income countries, where two thirds of cases are found, largely due to increased risk factors in those populations in recent decades. What’s more, around half of people living with hypertension are unaware of their condition, putting them at risk of avoidable medical complications and death.
How to participate:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar.