Press Release: Accuracy in BP Measurement and Effective Hypertension Control

Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer

Raised blood pressure is the biggest single contributing factor to global health.

Hypertension Australia strongly supports World Hypertension Day – an initiative of the World Hypertension League.

On World Hypertension Day 2024, the WHL announces the contributions of the Children’s Art Program for promoting hypertension awareness in youth, and recognizes our WHL 2024 Excellence Award Winners for their stellar contributions to global hypertension prevention and control at this link.

World Hypertension Day is aimed at raising attention on the importance of better hypertension control. This worldwide activity started by the World Hypertension League (WHL) was first held on May 14, 2005, and since then World Hypertension Day has been an ever-expanding yearly event. Its purpose is to communicate to the public the importance of hypertension and its serious medical complications, and to provide information on its prevention, detection, and management.

Hypertension Resources List

Certification and Training Courses:

Free blood pressure measurement training and certification course and Home Blood Pressure Monitoring course sponsored by WHO/PAHO/WHL.

Hypertension Canada free virtual symposia on WHO HEARTS

Calls to Action:

WHL Hypertension Call to Action in Africa (Hypertension)

WHL/RTSL/ISH Global Call to Action on Dietary Sodium (Journal of Human Hypertension)

Sao Paulo Call to Action for the Prevention and Control of Hypertension

Accuracy in Blood Pressure Management Guidance and Publications:

Guidance on accurate blood pressure evaluation via the STRIDE BP program

Accuracy in Measurement of Blood Pressure collaborative (AIM-BP)

Online tool for checking the validation status of blood pressure monitors in multi-languages

A Universal Standard for the Validation of Blood Pressure Measuring Devices

Lancet Commission on Hypertension group position statement on the global improvement of accuracy standards for devices that measure blood pressure

Hypertension Guidelines and Strategies:

WHO Guidelines for the Pharmacological Treatment of Hypertension in Adults

WHO Global Report on Hypertension

HEARTS in the Americas Compendium of essential clinical tools 2023

Resolve to Save Lives Under Pressure – Strategies to improve access to medicines to treat high blood pressure in low- and middle-income countries

RTSL Toolkit for Integrating Hypertension and HIV Management

RTSL Designing an optimal digital tool for hypertension and other long-term treatment programs

RTSL Sodium Reduction Resource Library

ESH Blood Pressure Monitoring Practice Guidelines paper and posters

Hearts Partner Forum: Supporting Implementation of HEARTS to treat and control Hypertension

International Society of Hypertension Lifestyle Management of Hypertension
Position Paper