World Hypertension Day
World Hypertension Day is observed on May 17 to create awareness about high blood pressure and its complications like heart disease, stroke and sometimes death. It is the initiative of the World Hypertension League that was launched on May 14, 2005. The theme for this year is ‘Measure your blood pressure, control it, live longer!’. The focus is on creating awareness about the ailment in low and middle-income countries and promote accurate blood pressure measurements.