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World Hypertension Day 2024

EDM (Early Day Motion) 754: tabled on 14 May 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that World Hypertension Day 2024 takes place on 17 May 2024, with May Measurement Month, which was established in 2017 by the International Society of Hypertension, running from 1 May to 31 July 2024; further notes that both initiatives aim to highlight the importance of better prevention, detection and treatment of high blood pressure and that the theme of World Hypertension Day is to measure your blood pressure accurately, control it and live longer; also notes that World Hypertension Day is focused on combatting low awareness rates worldwide, especially in low-to-middle income areas; highlights that, in addition, Salt Awareness Week takes place between 13 and 19 May 2024, reminding us that reducing the amount of salt in our diet is a quick and easy way to reduce our blood pressure and improve our health; thanks the international society of hypertension for the work they do in marking this occasion; and urges all those across the UK to get involved in recognising World Hypertension Day.