• Know your blood pressure


MapthumbWorld Health Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about hypertension and other noncommunicable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases, which represent one of the major challenges for the development agenda in the XXI century .

Besides the general public, communities and people with hypertension, the World Health Day target audience includes health system professionals, health care providers, and public policy makers.

The Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) will work to keep the momentum of the World Health Day throughout 2013 by creating synergies with other campaigns such as Wellness Week, World No Tobacco Day, World Heart Day, World Diabetes Day, and other campaigns.