World Hypertension Day

October 17

World Hypertension Day
The World Hypertension League (WHL) has announced that it will postpone the celebration of World Hypertension Day (WHD) 2020 until October 17, 2020, due to global COVID-19 pandemic. 

The expanded theme for World Hypertension Day is Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer, with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world. You can download the 2020 Data Reporting Sheet by clicking here. To download the World Hypertension Day Fact Sheet click here or the World Hypertension Save the Date Logo click here. 

The World Hypertension League and partner organizations have developed the 'Sao Paulo Call to Action for the Prevention and Control of High Blood Pressure: 2019' to help align health and scientific organizations and hypertension experts with global best practices for hypertension control.

High dietary salt is one of the major global health risks. Over 300 million people are estimated to have hypertension caused by high dietary salt. Apart from hypertension, high salt intake is associated with gastric cancer, recurrent kidney stones, osteoporosis, obesity, and kidney, heart and blood vessel damage. The WHO recommends that adults should eat less than 5 g of salt (2000 mg sodium) a day.