To observe World Hypertension Day on 17 May 2018, the City invited residents screening for hypertension and other chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and prostate cancer.
This year’s theme for World Hypertension Day is “know your numbers”. This is to create awareness around high blood pressure. Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure. In South Africa, one out of three adults live with high blood pressure and it is responsible for one in every two strokes and two in every five heart attacks.