World Hypertension Day

Pertunia Thulo -- Mon, 06/02/2014 - 00:00

World Hypertension day promoted on campus

The Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART) hosted the annual World Hypertension Day with the aim to promote healthy lifestyle and high blood pressure awareness amongst young people.

On 16 May 2014 the HART group measured nearly 400 blood pressures, along with cholesterol tests and blood grouping, and also took part in the American Heart Association and World Hypertension league challenge, which is a global awareness campaign to stress the importance of knowing your blood pressure status.

HART was generously supported by numerous partners including Potchefstroom Mediclinic, the South African National Blood Service, OMRON, the New Investigators' Network of the International Society of Hypertension, the South African Heart and Stroke Foundation and their Salt Watch Campaign, the North-West University's Institutional Office and also the Center of Excellence for Nutrition of the North-West University Potchefstroom campus.