Centre for Chronic Disease Control has Screened 1.1 Million Indians for High BP – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Centre for long term disease control ,CCDC) has successfully screened over 1.1 million individuals high blood pressure As part of the (BP) May is the measurement month The (MMM) initiative was launched in 2017. CCDC is the official Indian partner for MMM, the largest global initiative to promote regular blood pressure measurement. More than 100 countries participated in this campaign, which has screened more than 6 million individuals so far. About 63 percent of deaths in India are due to diabetes. Non-Communicable DiseasesOf which 27 percent are due to cardiovascular disease (CVD). High blood pressure is a major risk factor for CVD. Through MMM and other year-round initiatives, the CCDC strives to inform and empower the public to manage and prevent this chronic condition. high blood pressure On 17th May (day), CCDC partnered with IAPEN India and organised health camps and several lectures and training sessions for volunteers in various cities of NCR, Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Odisha. While the health camps focused on raising awareness and regular monitoring, the lecture series informed the participants about the risks of hypertension and how to manage hypertension through healthy diet and lifestyle changes. CCDC was supported by 471 volunteers from medical colleges, hospitals and various institutions across India.

Speaking on MMM, Prof. D. Prabhakaran, Executive Director, CCDC said, “Managing hypertension is key to preventing heart attacks and strokes. Over the seven editions of the MMM campaign, CCDC is proud to have conducted over 1.1 million screenings across the country. By reaching out to individuals across the country, we are committed to promoting heart health and reducing the burden of heart disease. heart disease in our communities.”

May Measurement Month (MMM), initiated by the International Society of Hypertension, encourages people aged 18+ to check their blood pressure regularly and understand how it affects their health. MMM provides dietary and lifestyle advice for people with hypertension and helps improve follow-up care. Using data on untreated hypertension, MMM urges governments around the world to increase blood pressure screening facilities and reduce the global burden of disease and death caused by hypertension.

The Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) is leading efforts to transform public health and empower public health professionals to address the growing challenge of chronic diseases in India and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Established in 2000 as a non-profit scientific organisation, this Delhi-based organisation is working closely with the Government of India (GOI) to reduce the burden of chronic diseases in India.

  • Published on June 11, 2024 at 04:14 PM IST

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